The Farmer's Daughter USA
Hi, I'm Amanda! My family farms corn and soybeans in Southwest Michigan. I'm also a practicing attorney.
July 29, 2014
Charles McCarville says
July 29, 2014 at 11:45 pm
Anti GMO people really need to listen to what Mark Lynas has to say on the subject: http://www.marklynas.org/2013/01/lecture-to-oxfor…
July 30, 2014 at 2:57 am
Charles, I totally agree. I've written about him a few times on here. He is a good example of someone that was a *leader* in the anti-GMO movement, who was able to swallow his pride, and admit he was wrong.
July 30, 2014 at 5:40 pm
Here is another story from the New York Times, which, surprisingly to me, seems to be both unbiased and informative. It is about the effort to use GMOs to fight a disease that attacks orange trees.http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/science/a-race-to-save-the-orange-by-altering-its-dna.html?pagewanted=all
Caroline Erger-Jarvi says
August 1, 2014 at 6:06 pm
I haven't been able to find any independent long term studies that verify that GMOs are safe…only short term studies done by the companies that produce GMOs…anyone have any links?
August 1, 2014 at 10:44 pm
I suggest you check out my article about GENERA, which is a compilation of all studies (independent and those done by the companies) that show GMOs are perfectly safe. The list isn't even completely put together yet and there are already 2,000+ studies done. You can find that here: <a href="https://www.thefarmersdaughterusa.com/2014/07/just-ignore-those-2000-studies-showing.htmlhttps://www.thefarmersdaughterusa.com/2014/07/just… />As to your concern regarding "independent" studies vs studies that are conducted by the companies, you brought up a very awesome point about science. Science is pretty cool because we can actually take a look at different elements in a study and see if it is reliable or not. That means that no matter who does the study, anyone can check it for credibility. I would assume that if you actually started looking at those 2,000+ studies (of which over 600 are by third parties), you would realize that those studies all have the elements of reliability.Finally, if you would like to look at long-term results of GMOs, you don't have to look any farther than our farms. GMOs have been used in animal feed for about 25 years now. That means there has been several generations of livestock that have survived and reproduced while eating genetically modified foods. Heck, humans have also been eating them for 25 years now and there has been no negative side effects. Just as those 2,000+ studies have indicated, the biotech products that are available commercially are completely safe.
August 1, 2014 at 9:31 pm
GMOs are safe? Wow, when did the long term human trials pass scientific review??
August 1, 2014 at 10:51 pm
Please refer to my other comment above. This stupid argument that there are not really any studies showing that GMOs are safe is tired, old, and completely false.
August 1, 2014 at 11:18 pm
"Science is pretty cool because we can actually take a look at different elements in a study and see if it is reliable or not." You could even emulate one of those studies and explore the results past the ridiculously short 90 day period, much like the Seralini did.Scott Bryan
August 3, 2014 at 9:45 pm
Seralini's study has been soundly denounced by the scientific community. It doesn't take a science degree to look at the study and realize it is completely and fatally flawed. https://www.thefarmersdaughterusa.com/2013/12/fake-anti-gmo-study-revoked.htmlhttps://www.thefarmersdaughterusa.com/2012/09/rats-gmos-and-tumors.html
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