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You may have seen posts about the “Monsanto Protection Act” which is so dubbed by anti-GMO groups and activists. It really is section 733 of the Fiscal Year 2013 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Here’s a collection of links for more information on what it means: Anti-GMO groups [...]
The study in question: Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize Study on cancer and GM maize – experts respond | Science Media Centre Why I think the Seralini GM feeding trial is bogus | Weed Control Freaks Monsanto’s GM Corn And Cancer In Rats: Real Scientists Deeply Unimpressed. [...]
Typically, when a genetically modified crop is developed, it undergoes safety tests to ensure that (1) its chemical composition and nutrition are not significantly different from those of its conventional counterparts; (2) the only detectable differences in proteins between the two varieties arise from the inserted gene(s); (3) those proteins are not toxic, even at [...]
Humans have been breeding plants for thousands of years, and agriculture was a watershed in our evolution. Plants are bred to exhibit desirable traits, a process that was sometimes helped along by spontaneous mutations – such as the mutation that brought us sticky rice about 1,000 years ago (Ronald, 88). New techniques have developed over [...]
As vegans, we feel it is important to stay open-minded about genetic engineering and biotechnology. Please read further to find out why.