October 25, 2012

EWG: "Every American eats an estimated 193 pounds of genetically engineered food annually"

According to a new study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), "Every American eats an estimated 193 pounds of genetically engineered food annually." That's more than the average American weighs. The scary part is we don't yet know the health impacts of such GMO consumption. EWG explains:

These figures raise a question: If you were planning on eating your body weight of anything in a year, wouldn't you want tomake sure it was safe to eat?

Shockingly, virtually no long-term health studies have been done on consumption of genetically engineered food.

And there aren't likely to be any such studies anytime soon. The government isn't doing this kind of research and is not requiring it of the food industry. It isn't even making it possible for independent scientists to do it, since under the law, those who hold patents on genetically engineered food get to decide in most cases what testing can - and cannot - be conducted.

Via: Nation of Change

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Posted by Jennifer Lance at October 25, 2012 3:40 AM

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