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  • As Pamela Ronald, a UC-Davis plant geneticist, pointed out last year in Scientific American: "There is broad scientific consensus that genetically engineered crops currently on the market are safe to eat. After 14 years of cultivation and a cumulative total of 2 billion acres planted, no adverse health or environmental effects have resulted from commercialization of genetically engineered crops."  (slate)
  • "The other main misconception about GMO is that it is some type of new and reckless game being played. Again, quite the opposite is true. Humans have been modifying food for centuries. The broccoli and cauliflower you love to eat now has been selectively propagated by man from the cabbage plant. That means that cabbage with larger leaves and delicious tiny cabbage flowers were selected and regrown and over time the common broccoli and cauliflower you see at the grocery store was created, from cabbage. What about bananas? They don’t ‘naturally’ grow. They are sexless clones that are man made, only slightly similar to the small seedy banana that once was. If your friend is really serious about only eating unaltered seed-grown-food straight from mother earth, she better steer way clear of those creepy, seedless, cloned bananas."


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