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What are genetically modified foods?
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Dr. Alan Greene
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alan Greene
Dr. Alan Greene
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Other genes inserted
Gmo foods have had genes from other species inserted.
Over 80% of processed foods in the us have gmo's. Most corn is modified to become a pesticide factory- each kernal produces bt toxin, which kills insect & may well harm us.There is no research showing gmo foods are safe for humans & many animal studies showing serious harm. See http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ for details.

In brief: Other genes inserted
Gmo foods have had genes from other species inserted.
Over 80% of processed foods in the us have gmo's. Most corn is modified to become a pesticide factory- each kernal produces bt toxin, which kills insect & may well harm us.There is no research showing gmo foods are safe for humans & many animal studies showing serious harm. See http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ for details.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Maiysha Clairborne
Family Medicine
In brief: GMO
When the dna of one plant (or animal) is inserted into another food that is considered genetic modifications.
This is typically done to make the foods larger or more resistant to pesticides. Foods that are commonly known to be modified include potatoes, corn, soybeans, beets, squash, tomatoes, salmon, golden rice and some cooking oils.

In brief: GMO
When the dna of one plant (or animal) is inserted into another food that is considered genetic modifications.
This is typically done to make the foods larger or more resistant to pesticides. Foods that are commonly known to be modified include potatoes, corn, soybeans, beets, squash, tomatoes, salmon, golden rice and some cooking oils.
Dr. Maiysha Clairborne
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Not a problem
Laboratory techniques can be used to remove or insert genes in plants to improve nutrition, disease resistance and yield.
This is an acceleration of the historically used selective breeding techniques. The nutritional and other properties of these foods are not altered and the hype of fear associated with these is misplaced. They will not cause any problems and you already use them.

In brief: Not a problem
Laboratory techniques can be used to remove or insert genes in plants to improve nutrition, disease resistance and yield.
This is an acceleration of the historically used selective breeding techniques. The nutritional and other properties of these foods are not altered and the hype of fear associated with these is misplaced. They will not cause any problems and you already use them.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Bensinger, there are NO research studies demonstrating that genetically modified foods are safe for human consumption. However, there are MANY studies in the peer-reviewed literature showing substantial harm to animals. Arpad Pusztai is described in Wikipedia as "a world expert on plant lectins, authoring 270 papers and three books on the subject." Quoting from http://www.globalresearch.ca/potential-health-hazards-of-genetically-engineered-foods/8148 : Arpad Pusztai and other scientists were shocked at their results of animals fed GM foods...Independent studies showed stunted growth, impaired immune systems, bleeding stomachs, abnormal and potentially precancerous cell growth in the intestines, impaired blood cell development, misshaped cell structures in the liver, pancreas and testicles, altered gene expression and cell metabolism, liver and kidney lesions, partially atrophied livers, inflamed kidneys, less developed organs, reduced digestive enzymes, higher blood sugar, inflamed lung tissue, increased death rates and higher offspring mortality as well." I hope you will read the rest of the article for much more information and also see http://earthopensource.org/index.php/news/60-why-genetically-engineered-food-is-dangerous-new-report-by-genetic-engineers
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
In brief: Altered
Gmo foods are foods that often have had an organism's (like a bacteria) dna put in something.
Like gmo corn may have altered dna to make it resistant to drought or pests.It involves insertion or deletion of genes (wikipedia has a nice explanation). Sometimes it is to make foods bigger or more colorful or more productive. The end result is that it is not turning out to be healthy for us.

In brief: Altered
Gmo foods are foods that often have had an organism's (like a bacteria) dna put in something.
Like gmo corn may have altered dna to make it resistant to drought or pests.It involves insertion or deletion of genes (wikipedia has a nice explanation). Sometimes it is to make foods bigger or more colorful or more productive. The end result is that it is not turning out to be healthy for us.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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