Myth: Genetically Modified Foods are safe to eat
- Laboratory and livestock animal studies have found harmful effects from GMO seed.
- The most hyped GM nutritionally enhanced food (Golden Rice) hasn’t been proven safe or effective. Meanwhile, a serving of sweet potato provides about 440% of your daily Vitamin A needs though, I’ll admit that it doesn’t have quite the same shelf life).
- There are no GM nutritionally enhanced foods on the market (so, they’re no healthier than their natural counterparts).
- Conventional plant breeding has yielded nutritionally enhanced, safe foods.
- Some argue that the European Union has not found negative correlations with GM foods and health – but they’re blatantly wrong. Studies by Poulsen, Schroder, and 3 SAFOTEST studies prove them wrong.
- The studies that claim GM crops are safe are more likely to have been funded by the industry and therefore biased.
- GM foods have not been proven safe for human consumption because there are very few studies and those studies show problems.
- Two outbreaks of illness have been linked to GM foods (L-tryptophan and StarLink Maize).
I could go on (for quite a while) but I won’t. The point is that as of now, there is clear evidence that GM foods can be harmful but very little evidence that proves they can be beneficial.
BOTTOM LINE: Some studies show that GM foods can be toxic or allergenic. But, if you’re purchasing corn, per se, you don’t expect it to contain allergens or toxins.
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