From Monsanto website (http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/Pages/food-safety.aspx#q2, 11 January 2012)
Why aren’t you running human clinical trials on GM crops?
Because existing food crops are recognized as safe, the logical starting point for safety assessment of a GM food is to ask “what’s different?”
The above Monsanto quote and the thought that the foods we eat cannot change our genes form the long-running position that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are safe for human consumption.
But…what if research says the foods we eat can change our genes? And wouldn’t that notion force us to revisit everything we thought about food, including the “It’s all good for your genes” claims made by the GMO gang? After all, even the slightest genetic modification of any food could mean a different set of interactions with our bodies at the DNA level, assuming the research is valid.
I believe the Atlantic article, The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods, I Tweeted yesterday attempted to make that point. Seems like another reason to take a closer look at GMOs…
You can find the original study notes in Cell Research Magazine…
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