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Is GMO bad or good?
There is no data to indicate that consumption of GMOs is bad for human health. In addition, over the two decades that GMOs have been on the market, there have been no occurrences of health issues due to genetically modified organisms. As GMOs stand today, there are no health benefits to eating them over non-GMO foods.
How does GMOs harm the environment?
Research indicates that GM crop technology can result in a net increase in herbicide use and can foster the growth of herbicide resistant weeds. In addition, there is concern that the use of GM crops may negatively impact the agriculture ecosystem.
How many countries banned GMOs?
More than 60 countries around the world – including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union – require GMOs to be labeled. Globally, there are also 300 regions with outright bans on growing GMOs.
Are GMOs really that bad in food?
Numerous sources have stated that in general, GM plants are relatively as safe as “organic” foods, and may be less risky as they don’t require as much of the more harmful pesticides. However, economically speaking, this means that farmers would be encouraged to use and buy more herbicides, which may be fairly costly.
How should GMOs be regulated in the US?
GMOs are regulated in the United States under the Coordinated Framework for Regulation of Biotechnology, published in 1986, pursuant to previously existing statutory authority regulating conventional products, with a focus on the nature of the products rather than the process in which they are produced.
Why you should be concerned about GMOs?
If you listen to the government and the Big Agra companies it supports, GMO foods are perfectly safe, and their benefits include lower cost crops, more productive farms and even healthier foods. But the truth is, genetically engineered plants exist for a single reason: profits.