Pesticides impact health in farming communities, GMOs can reduce their use

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. . . [W]hat’s lost in the debates over imaginary risks from GMOs is the real threat posed by the way our food is produced.

. . . . There is mounting evidence that conventional agriculture’s reliance on pesticides places agricultural communities, and especially their children, at risk for serious health problems.

Last month, University of California, Berkeley researchers reported that seven-year-olds scored lower on cognitive tests if their mothers were pregnant when high applications of organophosphates and other pesticides were applied to crops near their homes. . . .

. . . [P]olls also show that . . . people who . . . disapprove of GM foods would support using GM technology to reduce pesticide use. . . .

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. . . . The advent of Bt corn and cotton has led to a substantial reduction in insecticide use

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Forget GMOs. Pesticides Pose the Real Risk

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