Positive quotes about genetically modified foods
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If you're confused about the pros and cons of genetically modified organisms GMOs , you're not alone. This relatively new technology is riddled with bioethics questions, and the arguments for and against GMOs are difficult to weigh because it's hard to know the risks until something goes wrong. Part of this is due largely to the wide scope that the term "genetically modified organism" includes, though its exclusion of genetic alterations that could be caused by natural mating has narrowed the definition considerably. Still, most argue that "not all GMOs" are bad. Scientific breakthroughs in manipulating plant genetics are actually largely responsible for the commercial success of crops in the United States, especially that of corn and soy. New legislation initiatives in the United States are seeking to force products to be labeled as genetically modified as a result of this clarification, and it could lead to a better understanding — or more confusion — of what it means for a good to be a GMO.
Independent experts and scientific organizations worldwide stand behind the safety and are supportive of the use of GM crops. This section provides a few quotes and links to comments from various individuals and organizations. American Association for the Advancement of Science, October In addition, no effects on human health have been shown as a result of the consumption of such foods by the general population in the countries where they have been approved. World Health Organization,
Opening the lines of communication between research scientists and the wider community
A popular weapon used by those critical of agricultural biotechnology is to claim that there has been little to no evaluation of the safety of GM crops and there is no scientific consensus on this issue. Those claims are simply not true. The claim that genetically engineered crops are 'understudied'—the meme represented in the quotes highlighted above—has become a staple of opponents of crop biotechnology, especially activist journalists. Anti-GMO campaigners, including many organic supporters, assert time and again that genetically modified crops have not been safety tested or that the research done to date on the health or environmental impact of GMOs has "all" been done by the companies that produce the seeds. Therefore, they claim, consumers are taking a 'leap of faith' in concluding that they face no harm from consuming foods made with genetically modified ingredients. Every major international science body in the world has reviewed multiple independent studies—in some cases numbering in the hundreds—in coming to the consensus conclusion that GMO crops are as safe or safer than conventional or organic foods. But until now, the magnitude of the research on crop biotechnology has never been cataloged.
About 90 percent of all soy is genetically modified GMO. Soy is also one of the top seven allergens, and is widely known to cause immediate hypersensitivity reactions. While in the last forty years soy has occupied an important place in the transition from an unhealthy meat-based diet to vegetarian and vegan cuisine, it is time for us to upgrade our food choice to one having more benefits, and fewer negative possibilities. In , Stuart Berger, MD, placed soy among the seven top allergens - one of the "sinister seven. There doesn't seem to be any other way of creating the next green revolution without GMOs.
Many of the genetically modified foods will be safe, I'm sure. Will most of them be safe? Nobody knows. All the food we eat - every grain of rice and kernel of corn - has been genetically modified. None of it was here before mankind learned to cultivate crops.