Genetically engineered food has yet to be proven safe.
In 1998, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) admitted in court that it had reached “no dispositive scientific findings” about the risks of genetically engineered foods.
There is no scientific consensus about the risks of eating genetically engineered food, according to a statement last year signed by nearly 300 scientists.
The scientists agree that “Concerns about risks are well-founded” and that a “substantial number” of “animal feeding studies and reviews of such studies…found toxic effects and signs of toxicity” in animals fed genetically engineered food, compared with controls.
“Some of the studies give serious cause for concern,” the scientists write.
>> Genetically engineered crops have led to increased use of pesticides.
>> Mutating weed resistance is requiring the Monsantos to sell even more powerful herbicides.
>> The Big 6 chemical and seed companies are working diligently to monopolize the food system at the expense of consumers, farmers and smaller seed companies.
>> Industry is spending lavishly against the food movement.
The above excerpt is from a recent article written by consumer advocate Ralph Nader.
It is well worth 5 minutes to read it, and to forward, blog or tweet about it.
Every State needs to fight for our right to know what’s in the food we eat and feed our children.
~ Be Well.