Let's talk about GMOs

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  1. Jersey Girl

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    So, what are your thoughts? Super dangerous? Nothing to worry about? Somewhere inbetween?

    I am learning that they are present in quite a few baby products and I am pretty concerned about it.
     
  2. Linderbee

    Linderbee Let's GO, CARDINALS! Contributor

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    I don't know, but I sure would like to avoid them. Monsanto says they're fine, which is the main reason I am certain they're not.
     
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    I'm not too concerned about them, but I do read objectively. Scientific evidence overwhelmingly shows that they are safe, so until a reputable scientific study shows otherwise, I won't be freaking out about them.

    Also this:
    http://agsci.psu.edu/magazine/articles/2015/spring-summer/the-science-of-gmos

    I see the anti-GMO movement similarly to how I view the anti-vaccine movement. I trust the science, until I'm convinced otherwise.
     
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  4. Rivercard

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    Concern about the widespread use of GMO's are not just related to safety. There are major political and global power issues that come in to play as well. We know Monsanto doesn't play nice and also owns Washington, so it's not so surprising that we don't hear about many studies critical of GMO's. A former Monsanto lobbyist is running Hillary's campaign, so the roots are firmly in place.
     
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    It's a corporation, of course it won't play nice. Most don't. The concern from OP appeared to be health related, which is what I answered. I'll maintain a healthy level of mistrust on what Monsanto, or any other corporation looking out for its own interest says, but the science has not come out with anything to concern me at this point. Also the link I posted has this at the end:

     
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    This is my position also. The only information that we have that says they are not safe is either from a bad study, or from some health food websites anecdotal evidence or out of the mouths of essential oil pyramid schemers.
     
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    GMOs are the only chance we have to solve worldwide hunger.



    ....and i'm out
     
  8. Linderbee

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    I think it's more important to require GMO labeling; let the consumer decide.
     
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    Unfortunately the tide seems to be going out on that issue. A bill is on it's way to the senate that would not allow any GMO labeling requirements.

    http://www.justlabelit.org/action-center/take-action-congress/

    Representatives Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) have introduced legislation that the consumer rights community have dubbed the “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know” Act (DARK Act) that has just passed the House of Representatives and will be introduced in the Senate soon.

    The “Denying Americans the Right-to-Know” (DARK) Act would.
    •Preempt states from requiring labeling of GMO food.
    •Virtually eliminate FDA’s ability to craft a national GMO labeling system.
    •Codify the current, broken voluntary labeling system.
    •Create a GMO “safety” review system based on industry science.
    •Allow “natural” foods to contain GMO ingredients and preempt state efforts to end misleading “natural” claims.
     
  10. Linderbee

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    Yep, I think it's crap. One more reason I don't trust GMOs.
     
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    The government going out of its way to hide the truth is always a red flag.
     
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    Yup... diminishing resources and world population out of control. That is a bad cocktail.
     
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    Just pretend 99% of the stuff in the store says GMO on it as it would with labeling.
     
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    how old is your baby? We always made our own baby food in a blender out of vegetables. Once she could pick things up we would steam veggies until soft, chop them up and let her eat them. Still doing similar things but she is 13 months now so we do sauteing and etc for her now.

    Avoid the baby food, stick to making it yourself out of veggies and you will have less to worry about.

    However the snacks like banana chips, baby granola bars and etc, might be screwed on getting those non GMO.
     
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    I think the biggest concern with Monsanto is the use of Roundup and other pesticides and herbicides.
     

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