Green presidential candidate Stein calls for moratorium on GMOs

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[Green party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill] Stein has called for a moratorium on GMOs and pesticides in the United States. . . .

Asked about . . . scientists who say there are not health concerns about GMOs, Stein said her concerns had not yet been allayed by existing studies.

“The absence of proof is not the proof of absence. . . .” Stein said to WBUR. “We should have a moratorium until they are proven safe. . .”

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wide-reaching study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine published this year found no health risks associated with commercially available genetically engineered foods relative to non-genetically engineered foods.

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Citing Organicconsumers.org on [Aug 14], [Stein] said, “The prime purpose of GMOs has been to increase pesticide use and corporate control of our food system.”

Stein clarified her GMO moratorium proposal, telling CNN [Aug 17] that it would apply to “new [GMOs] being introduced into our ecosystems. . . until independent research free from industry influence shows decisively that GMOs are not harmful . . .”

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She also said the US should “phase out” GMO foods currently being grown.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Anti-science claims dog Green Party’s Jill Stein

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