Tag: safety

Jan 12 2018

Once And For All, Here’s What Science Says About GMOs

You’ve probably heard the same conversation, in one way or another, for years: Some say genetically modified organisms (GMO) are harmful, while others say they’ll help us feed the growing billions of humans that populate our planet. People’s positions on the subject seem cemented, bound by the hard stays of emotion, and nearly impossible to …

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Dec 31 2017

Scientists refute the scaremongering about GMOs – The Washington Post

THE NATIONAL Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine already examined genetically engineered (GE) crops once, concluding six years ago that the facts do not justify the fears about “Frankenfoods.” Overblown worries nevertheless continue to proliferate, prompting a movement to stigmatize genetically engineered crops by requiring labels on food packaging. Meanwhile, the technology also has advanced: New tools …

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Dec 30 2017

10 Conspiracy Theories About RoundUp in a Single Documentary

In November the state TV network of Norway (NRK) showed the French activist documentary “Roundup Facing The Judges”. This was done only hours after EUs decision to re-authorize the use of glyphosate for another five years in the union. I was invited on the show to debate the documentary, but since they did not give …

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Dec 25 2017

Genetically Engineering Foods Involves Greater Precision and Lower Risk of Unintentional Changes Than Traditional Breeding Methods – The Credible Hulk

There exists an international scientific consensus that existing genetically engineered foods are at least as safe as their closest corresponding non-GMO counterparts [1]. This consensus is drawn on decades of research and thousands of studies. Despite this fact, there still exists a broad gap between the science and public perception of the topic. According to …

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Dec 20 2017

USFRA’S View On Food Safety – Food Dialogues

First and foremost, farmers and ranchers are committed to providing safe food and healthy choices for everyone. During the past several decades, farmers and ranchers have continuously improved their processes so Americans can have one of the safest food supplies in the world. And farmers and ranchers continue to look for ways to make this …

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Dec 20 2017

The Difference between Conventional and Organic Foods – Food Dialogues

Consumers today have more options than ever when navigating the grocery store aisle. Several varying labels can be found in the meat and produce section that specify the different ways each product was produced— conventional or organic What Defines Organic Food? Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics …

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Oct 23 2017

Raw vs. Refined: The Real Deal on Sugar – Red River Valley Girls

“Raw” and “natural.”  Buzzwords like this get thrown around to make you feel good about what you’re buying, but what do they really mean? You’ve got all kinds of sugar to pick from: raw sugar, turbinado, cane sugar, refined sugar… All these labels, how do you choose? Let’s start with the basics.  There are two …

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Jan 23 2017

GMO Feeding Studies – Biology Fortified, Inc.

Proper experimental design is the foundation of any scientific publication. However, a study is not so easy to plan, particularly when it includes methods that are expensive or that use tools that are hard to find. To make things more complicated, many studies are performed as part of a Master’s or Doctoral thesis, and the investigator gains skills …

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Dec 23 2015

Methyl Bromide and Strawberries .. Shock .. Horror .. Oh, Wait a Minute.

Ian Musgrave, University of Adelaide There was an article on the ABC site this morning which gave us this alarming headline “Pesticide banned worldwide still used to grow 70pc of Australian strawberries”. Shocking! Except, well, there were a few teeny tiny but important details missing. Like the fact that the rest of the world is …

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Dec 23 2015

The Toxic ‘Chemical Hypocrisy’ Of Food Babe, Joseph Mercola And Mark Hyman

The media brims with hyped headlines about chemicals and food additives, implying that food will harm our children, medicine will make us sick, or our favorite cosmetics are toxic. With headlines making huge leaps from research to ruckus, like “Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday Products,” a New York Times op-ed that wrongly advises pregnant women to eat organic to avoid …

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