Texas corn farmer: GMOs and glyphosate are ‘so much less risky for me and for the public’

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GMO in your food is hugely controversial with Americans.

For guidance, I’m relying on this 600-page, landmark report from the National Academy of Sciences. What does it say about the water, soil, bugs and plants?

Based on what’s known today, the report says, on page 15, there is “no conclusive evidence of cause-and-effect relationships between (genetically modified) crops and environmental problems.”

It also goes on to say, “The complex nature of assessing long-term environmental changes often made it difficult to reach definitive conclusions.”

John Paul [Dineen, a farmer in Waxahachie, Texas,]] agrees with that conclusion. “It is so much less risky for me and for the public,” Paul said.

Opponents of GMO say it leads to increases in cancer, autism, Celiac disease and food allergies.

The [NAS] report compared U.S. health data to the same data in England and Europe, where people eat far less GMO food. On page 19, it concluded… “No differences have been found that implicate a higher risk to human health safety,” from GMO food.

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