I was alarmed to hear Owen Paterson, the UK’s Environmental Secretary, speaking on Radio 4 the other morning, urging the government, industry and scientists ‘to join forces in tackling the widespread public fear and skepticism about genetically modified crops‘.
In America, GMOs are already part of the food supply, with experts estimating that as much as 60% to 70% of processed foods have genetically modified ingredients.
Soybeans, maize, cotton, and rapeseed oil are the most common genetically modified foods in the US. That means many foods made in the U.S. containing field corn or high-fructose corn syrup, such as many breakfast cereals, snack foods, and foods made with soybeans (including some baby foods); could likely have genetically modified ingredients. These ingredients appear frequently in animal feed as well.
Here in the UK, a recent survey by the YouGov market research company found that only 21 per cent of the global population currently supports GMO technology, while 35 per cent were against it.
The key question is whether or not GMO foods are safe for humans to consume???
Whilst many, including the EU chief scientist, Anne Glover, argue that: “there is no substantiated case of any adverse impact on human health” from GM crops, there are many studies which reach the complete opposite conclusions.
For instance, the ‘leaked 2012 research by Profit Pro indicated that genetically-modified corn contained a startling level of toxic chemicals in comparison to the organic crops.’
‘July 24 will see the launch of a global on-line Monsanto Video Revolt action, which will cover YouTube, Facebook and Twitter in order to bypass the corporate media blackout on GMO foods and bring the issue to world attention.’
via ‘Safer than conventional food’: Push to make UK world GMO leader sparks outrage — RT News.