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Posted on 11/04/2013 10:55:03 AM PST by KeyLargo
GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists
Controversy erupts after World Food Prize awarded to Monsanto
By Justina Reichel, Epoch Times | October 24, 2013
In the wake of biotech giants Monsanto and Syngenta being awarded the World Food Prize, a European coalition of scientists is challenging claims that the debate around genetically modified foods is settled and that GM foods are safe.
The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, which consists of more than 90 scientists, academics, and physicians, released a statement Monday in response to sweeping claims that GM products are safe.
We strongly reject claims by GM seed developers and some scientists, commentators, and journalists that there is a scientific consensus on GMO safety and that the debate on this topic is over, the group said in a statement.
The claim encourages a climate of complacency that could lead to a lack of regulatory and scientific rigour and appropriate caution, potentially endangering the health of humans, animals, and the environment.
The coalition cites several studies that suggest GM crops and foods can be toxic or allergenic, and raises the concern that many GM products remain under-tested.
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Somewhere my sister in law is outting her tinfoil hat on and is outrayged!
I personally don’t eat GM foods. I’ve been reading about this issue on Mike Adams site, Natural News. At least the foods should be labeled so people can make informed choices. Mike actually has talked about Obama and Monsanto on his site.
I can see big risks to the food supply from monocultures, but i don’t understand most of the other argumentation against GM food
heck we have monsato and GMO supporters here on FR.
Count me in as a Monsanto supporter. Lots of folk able to afford food because of their work.
My beef, other than not being sure of the long-term effects of GMO’s (after all you are what you eat) is that Monsanto’s patented gene seeds blow onto other farmer’s fields and blend with the natural seeds. Then, the farmer can’t sell his product as “organic” and can and has been sued by Monsanto.
I go out of my way to avoid GMOs, just as I avoid processed foods-I was raised on all-natural foods, and believe it is healthier. No one I know who eats only natural produce has any serious food allergies.
There has to be a reason we are seeing all these “deadly” allergies to everything from peanuts to popcorn, and the only common denominator seems to be something related to the food we produce now. The only life threatening allergies I recall as a kid were insect stings-everything else was just the inconvenience of hives and an upset stomach-even in the 70’s when I had a kid. I think GMOs could be the culprit...
Yes, I know.
I'm putting my suit and hat on now....
There's something else that's definitely bad news. That would be the antibiotics, particularly the large amounts that settle in milk fat. It can cause inter-reactions with other medications.
I'm not at all religious in a formal way. Call it religion or the rules of evolution, it's probably not a good idea to mess with forces that we can't understand. They'll bite back.
In this hidden backroom deal, Sen. [Barbara] Mikulski turned her back on consumer, environmental and farmer protection in favor of corporate welfare for biotech companies such as Monsanto, Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety, said in a statement. This abuse of power is not the kind of leadership the public has come to expect from Sen. Mikulski or the Democrat Majority in the Senate.”
Deadbeat Senator Barbara Mikulski Snuck Deadly Monsanto Rider In 2013 Budget Resolution: An Illegal Act In Congress!
Dairy cows are injected with rBGH, a genetically modified hormone manufactured by Monsanto. Some of the foods are spliced with viruses and things like that.
I just want things to be labeled.
More leftist claptrap.
Evil corporations - boo!
I like cheese, yogurt and butter-but not milk-I’ve avoided it since I was about 5 or 6, and on the ranch there was plenty of cottage and goats’ milk cheese, butter, etc. The only milk I use for recipes is the non-fat powdered kind, and I only eat “real” cheese-not that other crap.
I believe that food additives like growth hormones and antibiotics fed to livestock are harmful-I only eat free-ranged meat from a small locker plant, chicken and eggs from a neighbor till I get my own.
I don’t think it is a religious thing, other than when you mess with the natural order of things, it is bound to end badly...
The other argument is that teh scientists aren’t even willing to admit they don’t know everything.
The idea that food is nothing but basic elements such as carbon, glucose, and so forth is short sighted IMO. They really have no idea what the hormones in the animal do to people. However there is evidence of problems up to and including cancer.
MSG, Splenda, aspartame, and growth hormones were all labeled as safe by the food industry but are known to cause problems with some people.
All in all, another fine reason to stay away from factory and corporate farming-I hope within the next year or so to grow all my own produce instead of only about 2/3, and have my own chickens. I’ll continue to buy free ranged beef and pork from the tiny locker plant.
Count me in. They've done more to end hunger than most.
Most FR readers also consume GMO foods. That may be the cause of the death of Freepers from time to time.
The daughter of a friend from church was having problems. At 14 she had been menstruating for 3 years straight, non stop.
The doctor recommended a hysterectomy for this 14 yr old girl.
The father did some research and read about rBGH and that it was used by the dairy companies Walmart uses. They switched to a milk without this hormone and her problem went away.
The “scientists” here would scoff at this as evidence, however its all I need to know I don’t want that in my food. Nor do I trust the scientists who proclaimed it safe.
If GMO is the answer to ending hunger why do we still have hunger?
Perhaps for the reason we have hunger in the first place, and it isn’t due to lack of food.
Most conservatives definitely support business and science.
This is a continuation of 60’s hippy leftist attacks on US corporations and scientific technology. Same ol, same ol.
But, I will listen. Please educate me as to the dangers of GMO because I am not aware of any legitimate danger and would like to know if there is.
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