Jun 27, 2012

GMO Scientists Identify Hazards of GMO Crops. #food #safety #health

“GMO Myths and Truths” is a new, evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops. The initiative for the report came not from campaigners but from two genetic engineers who believe there are good scientific reasons to be wary of GM foods and crops. One of the report’s authors, Dr. Michael Antoniou of King’s College London School of Medicine, uses genetic engineering for medical applications but warns against its use in developing crops for human food and animal feed. He reports that research studies show genetically modified crops to have increased the use of pesticides and have failed to increase yields. Another author, Dr. John Fagan, is a former genetic engineer who in 1994 returned to the National Institutes of Health $614,000 in grant money due to concerns about the safety and ethics of the technology. He subsequently founded a GMO testing company. He notes that “Crop genetic engineering as practiced today is a crude, imprecise, and outmoded technology.”

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