Monday, May 22, 2017
Activists claim that without long-term studies, GMOs cannot be considered safe: What does science say?
There have been more than a thousand studies, most of them by independent researchers, documenting the safety of GMOs. More than 270 independent global science oversight agencies–most recently the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)—have issued statements underscoring the safety of GM technology.
But still, even more than a year after the 20-member NASEM panel’s comprehensive report confirmed that foods with genetically engineered ingredients are as safe as organic and other conventionally bred foods, dedicated anti-GMO activists say remain unconvinced.......To Read More....
My Take - How can you reason someone out of a position they've not been reasoned into? Environmentalism is in effect a neo-pagan secular religion. Once we understand that we understand they'll never be convinced to abandon any irrational, misanthropic or morally defective position they've adopted - no matter how many people suffer and die as a result of their schemes. If any group deserved to be tried for crimes against humanity - it's every one of the green advocacy groups, starting with Greenpeace and the Sierra Club.
When the basis for their arguments against GMOs is fear of "the potential of ‘unknown’ and ‘unique’ dangers of allergens that could be created–the kind that might not be known unless regulators required long-term, multi-generational studies" - we have to understand they're not reasoning - their emoting about unknown and unseen forces.
Sounds more like religion than science to me. As for these "long term studies" - that really is the unending story. No matter how long, how expansive, how well funded, how well designed or how well carried out these studies are - they'll demand more studies. Their real goal for all these studies - and lawsuits - is to create a financial burden so great companies will just abandon their products.
It's worked over and over again - just ask why we've stopped building refineries in this country.