“There is a huge body of scientific evidence that modern genetic manipulation tools, whether that’s CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing or other methodologies, are frankly safer than the methodologies that have historically been used for the last hundred years,” said Neil Ward
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/08/24/prospective-uk-precision-breeding-bill-could-unshackle-gene-editing-from-outdated-gmo-regulations/
GMO foods have been available to consumers since the early 1990s. Since then, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have worked to ensure that GMOs are safe for people, animals, and the environment. Despite there being a wide range of foods—GMO and non-GMO—available to consumers, there is some confusion around what GMOs are and how they are used in our food supply. To help increase consumer understanding of GMOs, in 2017, Congress provided funding for an Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative, which calls upon FDA to work with EPA and USDA to share science-based educational information about GMOs, beginning with answers to some basic GMO questions.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/08/08/feed-your-mind-fda-releases-guide-on-gmos-emphasizing-their-safety-sustainability-and-occasional-nutritional-advantages/
Carey Gillam, once a reporter at Reuters covering food and farming, left her job under a cloud, challenged by her editors and criticized by scientists for aligning herself with biotechnology rejectionists.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/28/part-ii-web-of-disinformers-carey-gillam-and-the-network-of-anti-crop-biotechnology-activists-and-the-funders-behind-their-campaigns/
With links to the Church of Scientology, anti-vaccine glyphosate litigator Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Organic Consumers Association, US Right to Know, and Environmental Working Group, Carey Gillam has led the effort by organic promoters to discredit GMOs, glyphosate, and other agri-technological tools positioned to address climate change. Here’s her story… and why she does it.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/27/part-1-carey-gillam-reporter-turned-organic-propagandist-who-twists-science-in-her-campaign-to-discredit-biotechnology-and-conventional-agriculture/
This third segment in the mini-series will look at the networks of highly-motivated campaigners manipulating policy and pushing the hazard-based approach for their own advantage. The series will conclude with six steps that farmers, scientists, innovators and the media can take to push back against the irrationalism that has gripped extremist elements in the environmental movement.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/22/battle-regulate-gmos-gene-editing-new-breeding-techniques-hazard-blood-hands/
Sri Lanka adopted the first 100% organic farming program and imposed a national ban on chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The consequence was a 50% drop in agricultural production, an explosion in food prices and the state’s economic bankruptcy.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/20/viewpoint-sri-lankan-organic-farming-disaster-foreshadows-what-could-unfold-if-europe-moves-ahead-with-its-green-deal-farm-to-fork-plan/
Despite the objections and protestations of the anti-GMO advocates who equate genetic engineering with “Frankenfoods” and utilize fear and scare tactics to
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/05/18/how-genetic-engineering-is-creating-more-nutritious-healthier-food-and-protecting-crops-from-ravaging-diseases/
Definitions, Perceived Benefits Affect Public Acceptance of Novelty Food- Crop Biotech Update (April 20, 2022) | ISAAA.org
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