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  •  Their website says gm products are (1+ / 0-)
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    As safe as non-Gm foods.  I'm not clear what point you are trying to make.

    I know some gm products produce their own pesticides.  I addressed that alreafy.  But there are products made through smelting metals that can be used to make weapons of mass destruction.  Do you think we should ban the smelting of metals?  No because smelting metals produce a lot of good things also.  Just like not every organism produced through gm has anything to do with pesticides.  GM can produce a lot if good things as well.

    There is absolutely no safety hazard with the gm process itself.  There are dozens of peer reviewed studies to back this up.

    •  gras (1+ / 0-)
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      Generally regarded as safe and proven safe are two different things. Those peer re viewed studies did not prove human safety. They did not test human safety.
      Monsanto achieved the policy of substantial equivalence. This is how they avoided having human safety testing as a requirement. Substantially equivalent just means almost the same. Except one thing .... altered DNA and the introduction of a foreign species.
      With a change like that, consumers ought to be able to have the information and make their own decision at the point of purchase like they have in 62 other nations.

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