23 Feb '15, 2pm

There is no scientific consensus on #GMO safety! The Ecologist

There is no scientific consensus on #GMO safety! The Ecologist

Many of the studies are not toxicological animal feeding studies of the type that can provide useful information about health effects of GM food consumption. The list includes animal production studies that examine parameters of interest to the food and agriculture industry, such as milk yield and weight gain [27,28]; studies on environmental effects of GM crops; and analytical studies of the composition or genetic makeup of the crop. Among the animal feeding studies and reviews of such studies in the list, a substantial number found toxic effects and signs of toxicity in GM-fed animals compared with controls [29-34]. Concerns raised by these studies have not been satisfactorily addressed and the claim that the body of research shows a consensus over the safety of GM crops and foods is false and irresponsible. Many of the studies were conducted over short periods compared ...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2766504/th...

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