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Whoa GMOs

Touch the Soil News #395 Recently, the news media made a lot of hoopla over a new report by the National Academies of Sciences (NAS). The NAS report authors concluded that they found no evidence of adverse effects from human consumption of GE foods. Unfortunately, the media took this to mean “GMOs are safe to eat”. The Pesticide Action Network (PAN) however, has already taken the NAS report to task. It was discovered that half of the report’s committee members have or have had ties to the biotech industry – or to industry-sponsored groups. The NAS report did not review the risk of GMO growing practices (requiring heavy use of…

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