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Doctor insights on: Genetically Modified Food Compare And Contract To Organic Food

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I need to know what is wrong with genetically modified food?

I need to know what is wrong with genetically modified food?

Modern times: The hope is making foods that last longer, better yield / nutrition, can survive plant diseases, insects, etc., helping feed our 7 billion people. If you were to read all the fear stories, you'd be reading uncritically. In fact, before the obvious triumphs of biotech in medicine, it was vilified too. My main problem is the behavior of the hated corporations that seek to maximize profits on GMO's. ...Read more

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Is genetically modified food really dangerous? Germans think so.

Is genetically modified food really dangerous? Germans think so.

Probably not: Genetically modified food has not been shown to cause problems when consumed by humans for a variety of reasons.The genome of the plant is modified using genetic engineering rather than by exposing plants to radiation to cause mutations.This might help to provide plant disease resistance and other benefits.There have been some environmental issues. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the pros and cons of genetically modified food?

I was wondering what are the pros and cons of genetically modified food?

Very difficult: The pro's focus around the ability to more readily grow "hardy" crops that are resistant to pests(bugs) and drought and sometimes boost certain nutrients. The cons focus around the possibility of our body reacting to the genetic modifications in a fashion that is less than desirable/healthy. There is limited good data about how harmful(if at all) GMO's may be, but why not avoid them if possible. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the pros and contras of genetically modified food?

Can you please tell me the pros and contras of genetically modified food?

School Assignment?: Here is a good article on the issue: http://www.Geneticallymodifiedfoods.Co.Uk/fact-sheet-pros-vs-cons.Html. ...Read more

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Does genetically modified food cause autism? Gmo's were released in the early 90s and since then autism cases increased by 600%. Are they safe to eat?

Does genetically modified food cause autism? Gmo's were released in the early 90s and since then autism cases increased by 600%. Are they safe to eat?

I believe it's safe: There's a huge amount of money to be made frightening people, and these folks have no reason to tell the truth (unlike physicians bound by law). Gmo's contain no substance that a reasonable person would worry about being toxic. The increased autism diagnosis rate reflects both awareness and politics (kids with "autism" get more resources.) and there's no a single non-fake scientific paper. ...Read more

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What are genetically modified foods?

What are genetically modified foods?

Lab inserted genes: Scientists insert extra genes, often to make plants resistant so farmers can use more pesticides. The most common gm crops are soy, corn & cotton(seed), which are ingredients in many processed foods. Canola & papaya are often gm too. Gm foods and ingredients are not required to be labelled in us, but certified organic foods are not allowed to make use of genetic modification or gm ingredients. ...Read more

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Are genetically modified foods safe for kids?

Are genetically modified foods safe for kids?

Depends: The safety of genetically modified food depends upon the proteins or other substances produced by the transferred genetic material. Transferred genetic material itself is generally not of concern. Concerns are raised when the modified food contain substances significantly different in quality and quantity than counterpart substances in natural food. ...Read more

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Are genetically modified foods (gmos) bad for your health?

Are genetically modified foods (gmos) bad for your health?

Probably REALLY BAD : The reason i hedge a bit is that there have been absolutely no studies done showing gmo foods are safe (or harmful) for humans. However, many animal studies have found disturbing evidence of significant harm to health & there is no reason to think humans would not suffer the same adverse consequences!see http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ for a detailed discussion & useful links. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are genetically modified foods harmful to human health?

Can you tell me, are genetically modified foods harmful to human health?

I say 'no': Some of my colleagues here will disagree. What I can tell you is that the fear stories that I've reviewed don't square with my basic knowledge of biology, that fearmongering is profitable, and that before the obvious triumphs of biotechnology in medicine, the procedures that now save lives daily were vilified as 'N*zi medicine.' No scientist that I know personally avoids GMO food. ...Read more