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Re: Genetically Modified Food Products in America
« Reply #226 on: July 18, 2017, 05:29:00 PM »
Thanks for posting this wonderful news.  Missouri will be the last, if ever, to follow, as Monsanto is based here.....you know the rest.

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Re: Genetically Modified Food Products in America
« Reply #227 on: August 17, 2017, 03:55:56 AM »
Yowbarb Note: Lots of current articles at this link
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http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/  March Against Monsanto

GMOs Are Safe To Eat Says Research Group That Takes Millions From Monsanto Aug 15, 2017

By Tami Canal On August 15, 2017

Public skepticism is growing over a new report that claims genetically modified (GE or GMO) foods are safe for consumption, particularly as information emerges that the organization that produced the report has ties to the biotechnology industry.

Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects (pdf), released by the federally-supported National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, states not only that GMO crops are safe to eat, but that they have no adverse environmental impacts and have cut down on pesticide use. Its publication comes as U.S. Congress—which founded the institution—considers making GMO labeling mandatory on consumer products.

“There clearly are strong non-safety arguments and considerable public support for mandatory labeling of products containing GE material. The committee does not believe that mandatory labeling of foods with GE content is justified to protect public health,” the report states.

However, one day before publication, the environmental advocacy group Food & Water Watch (FWW) reported in an issue brief (pdf) that the National Research Council (NRC)—the National Academy of Sciences’ research arm—has deep ties to the biotech and agricultural industries, which FWW says have “created conflicts of interests at every level of the organization.”

The NRC and the National Academy of Science take millions of dollars in funding from corporations like Monsanto, DuPont, and Dow Chemical, FWW reported in its issue brief, Under the Influence: The National Research Council and GMOs (pdf).

Representatives from those companies—along with Cargill, General Mills, and Nestlé Purina, among other GMO-friendly businesses—also sit on the NRC’s board that oversees GMO projects. NRC has not publicly disclosed those ties, FWW said. In fact, more than half of the invited authors of the new report have ties to the industry.

According to the issue brief, not only does the NRC have a history of bias toward the industry, it has also worked to silence critics of GMOs and of the companies that sit on its board.

[SEE the rest of the article here:  http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/gmos-are-safe-to-eat-says-research-group-that-takes-millions-from-monsanto/ ]