This could result from differences in nutritional content, … The creation of mutations, called mutagenesis, can be measured and compared to known mutation-causing agents and known safe compounds, allowing researchers to determine whether drugs, chemicals, and foods cause increased mutation rates. Plants aren’t destructive to the planet, it is the way they are raised that promotes destruction. THEN YOU BETTER CATCH IT. However, those sprayed can be washed. Evolution will lead to resistance and that means more pesticides and more environmental harm. In fact, they have find no other reason thus far. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with various lusts. Organic nuts I totally agreed. Probably what would bother me the most is pesticide resistance which translates into a heavier use of pesticides, Megan and SITN editors, here are some counter arguments-. 8 Be not afraid of their faces; for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD. Furthermore, there’s actually little evidence that GM crops have had an effect on bees as far as I can tell, but if you have peer reviewed sources that say otherwise, I’d be really interested in reading them! 3. Be like a Radical Wacky Coolkid. Guys, do your own research. It is true that the use of glyphosate has increased, but there are many types of pesticides, many of which are far more toxic than glyphosate, and if you look at OVERALL pesticide use, it has decreased, according to the sources I have read. It would behoove you to read a government approved site not a normal blogger who writes their opinion with no approved scientific results. So GMO may affect people differently. Of course you are right that this can not be done but the assertion that mice studies are enough to “prove” safety is not enough in my opinion. Some potential holes in the analysis of prior research. Including reducing pesticides when compared to non-GMO conventional agriculture, reducing tilling, and hopefully in the future making crops more resistant to environmental disaster and less destructive to the planet. Actually, though, not all organic Bt treatment can be washed off, since it is sometimes injected (e.g. And not just export, the consumption of millets and other traditional crops by the people of South Asian and African countries has gone down significantly and the mega crops consumption has increased on the other hand. ‘‘Biological Effects of Transgenic Maize NK 603xMON810 Fed in Long Term Reproduction Studies in Mice.’’ Forschungsberichte de Sektion IV Band 3/2008, 105. Finally, they carried out histopathology and again found no differences in the stomach, liver, heart, kidney, spleen, or reproductive organs of GMO versus non-GMO fed rats. I’m loving to read your series on GMOs. So I think it’s important to keep in mind that not all GMOs are equal. kernel of corn, potato tuber) and is relatively higher in the leaves/stems, which I guess is what the bugs usually eat ( 45, no. if your going to slander someone at least learn to spell correctly. That may be easier. Malatesta, M., F. Boraldi, G. Annovi, Beatrice Baldelli, Serafina Battistelli, Marco Biggiogera, and Daniela Quaglino. Think about it and look for yourself. j, I think you misunderstand. There are studies for example that show that someone who overindulges in food, even for a few years may have a good life, but their descendants then have a higher chance of heart problems. Also, may I ask if you have gathered any information regarding the disadvantages of GM plants? While we have this interesting debate about GMO’s pros and cons, India is currently facing severe drought due to failure in rainfall. Kilic, A., and M. T. Akay. The idea that science is always correct is ridiculous, as all scientific knowledge so far has been for the most part incremental, while sometimes a transformative idea (Einstein’s theory) for instance will upset the apple cart. What I was trying to say with my above comment is that there is research on both sides of this argument and the data points to GMOs being safe for human consumption. We are a graduate student organization, and we’re not paid by Monsanto, and as far as I know, none of the studies we cited here were either. The economy of India is heavily dependent on food exports which majorly includes rice, wheat and corn. He was robbed of 1 1/2 years of his life due to the surgeries. There ya go! Doesn’t it seem like GMO’s are too complicated. 11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto Me? GMOs don’t help either ! 2097–2102, 2004. Malatesta, M., C. Caporaloni, S. Gavaudan, M. B. L. Rocchi, S. Serafini, C. Tiberi, and G. Gazzanelli. D. G. Brake, R. Thaler, and D. P. Evenson, “Evaluation of Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) Corn on Mouse Testicular Development by Dual Parameter Flow Cytometry,” J. Agric. (Using your own method here to show you how stupid such statements are). Pls do not buy intto the lies that these people are spreading. If I eat a lot of calories I gain weight that I can lose back easily in two or three days of eating low calorie dishes. The Seralini study is somewhere in between these two extremes–they are testing GMOs that have a foreign protein with no known allergenic or negative properties. 13 But evil men (and women) and seducers shall wax (grow slowly) worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. The results of the Ames test demonstrated no relationship between GMO tomatoes or corn and mutations. ‘‘Long Term Toxicity of a Roundup Herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant Genetically Modified Maize.’’ Food and Chemical Toxicology 50:4221-31 (retracted 2014) republished in Environmental Sciences Europe 26:1-17 (2014). I am still concerned about GMO’s. (See,, and for more info!). By “Relevant articles,” do they mean blog posts? After more than 20 years of monitoring by countries and researchers around the world, many of the suspicions surrounding the effects of GMOs on organ health, our offspring, and our DNA have been addressed and tested (Figure 1). 52, no. It is a bit of a slippery slope to say that just cutting out GMO foods from your diet solved all your major health problems. Prescott, V. E., P. M. Campbell, A. Moore, J. Mattes, M. E. Rothenberg, P. S. Foster, T. J. Higgins, and S. P. Hogan. Glyphosate has been a very effective tool in our area for reducing soil erosion and preserving moisture in our semi arid climate. Especially, if they crossbreed with Native Plants. because bees don’t care . For anyone else looking up the safety of GMO foods you should know the facts and do your own research. To discern whether GMO crops affect fertility or embryos during gestation, a group from South Dakota State University again turned to studies on rats. According to a report by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, GM foods are associated with the six negative health effects listed below. A big thanks to the writer of this article. To examine the affect of Bt corn on testicular health, the researchers tracked testicular development in fetal, postnatal, pubertal, and adult rats for all four generations. Liked the article and the comments. If they don’t, this is just an appeal to authority, and logically unsound. Does anyone know a good, objective source for vetting them a little more thoroughly? With anything, as time goes on business and scientists become lax over time. Who paid for your research Monsanto? 5 Why would ye be stricken any more? It does things like protect the potato from herbicidal treatment, which will lead to increased herbicidal treatment of potatoes. 68, no. Thank you for reading our article. there is no jesus!!! I guess they (France, Spain, Sweden) banned GMO’s because they are harmful, right. Despite 5 generations of exposure to and ingestion of the GMO, the researchers were unable to detect the gene in the rats’ DNA [5]. This article is part of the August 2015 Special Edition, Genetically Modified Organisms and Our Food. It is entitled, “Environmental and health effects of the herbicide glyphosate” Highlights from the article linked above: Bad oils are CHEAP! The group found no change in testicular health or litter sizes in any generation. Jeffrey Smith. The plant is resistant to pesticides because it eats the pesticides. You will not be able to prove they are safe, you can only prove they are as safe as non-GMO foods, which is what the large majority of studies prove.