How does one decipher between GMO and organic? This can quickly become a nightmare if he or she cannot tell the difference. Plus, our government doesn’t label processed food very well either. In reality, a person’s health is on the line.
Here are some practical steps in dealing with the current food situation within the United States.
First, there are the conflicts of interest. More than half of the authors of the NRC report are involved in GMO development or promotion or have other ties to the biotech industry. It is shameful that the National Academy of Sciences cannot police this. Indeed, it seems too intimidated even to try.
The NRC further suggests that genetic modification is no different than conventional breeding methods humans have been using for thousands of years to improve their crops. This is totally false—and there are good reasons to doubt the motives of the authors.
The National Research Council (NRC)—the research arm of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)—“examined epidemiological data on incidence of cancers and other human health problems over time,” and says there is no reason to be wary of genetically modified foods.
Major studies just released claim that genetically modified (GM) foods—and the chemical used on them, glyphosate—are safe to eat. Following publication, there has been a steady drumbeat in the media essentially claiming that the case is now closed: GMOs are safe.
I found this article here GMOs and Glyphosate Safe?