Tamar Haspel, food columnist at The Washington Post, argues in the attached video that consumers should not be overly concerned about eating GMOs, saying “the consensus” in the scientific community is that they are safe to eat.
“There’s now a list of hundreds or even — depending on how you count — thousands of studies testing safety, and scientific organizations here, and around the world, have concluded that the genetically modified foods currently being grown are safe to eat.” Studies such as the frightening conclusion by French scientists in 2012, have been flawed or discredited.
The GMO labeling controversy will continue in the new year. Labeling advocates say they are targeting Oregon next November to pass a labeling law. Haspel thinks eventually there will be a federal solution “because fighting it out state by state is just not working.”
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