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Frankenfoods? Debunking 13 Myths Behind GMOs

Opponents of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) continue to spook the public with false claims about the GMO industry.

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Opponents of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) continue to wage their war on science, resorting to fear mongering and baseless accusations. Despite their well-funded and sophisticated operation, GMOs are not only safe, but are thriving due to technological innovation and widespread acceptance.

Really?

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Independent scientific organizations such as the National Academies of Science, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and the World Health Organization among others have produced more than 600 scientific studies supporting the safety of biotech products and genetically modified foods.

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Humans have been modifying plant genes for 10,000 years to develop foods that are nutritious and productive, such as cheese, bread, wine and beer. (source: www.bestfoodfacts.org)

...No.

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GMOs dramatically reduce the use of environmentally-harmful pesticides, which in turn reduce the use of fossil fuel emissions needed to spread them. This also allows natural insect predators to thrive and spread.

I don’t think so.

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Food labels are among the most regulated information that consumers see on a daily basis. In addition to guidelines from the Federal Trade Commission, the federal Food and Drug Administration strictly controls what can and cannot be printed. The FDA approved nutritional guidelines have become a mainstay of consumer clarity.

You’ve got to be kidding me.

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While the nature of farming in the U.S. has undoubtedly evolved over time, this evolution coincided with the industrial revolution and continues through today’s technological evolution. Farmers – large or small – work hard to produce the food we eat and do so largely independently of any corporate involvement.

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