Our Relationship to GMO foods: an Interesting Link
The world is an interesting place, and through the web of interconnected shamans and scuba divers I was forwared this link about GMO (genetically modified organism) foods. Despite the goofy graphics, it's interesting to me, because the article appears on a website owned by Kaiser Permanente, a "managed healthcare consortium" which manages about 9 million health care plans in the US. If parts of the health care system are unhappy with GMOs, then the cat is really out of the bag.
"Most of the health studies regarding GMO foods cite their safety. However, almost all these studies have been conducted by the companies that created the seeds. The 2012 publication “An evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops” states, “No long-term, rigorous safety testing of GMOs is required and regulatory approvals are based on data provided by the company that is applying to commercialize the crop........”