We’ve read it in magazines, seen it on internet news sites, and maybe even watched a segment discussing it on afternoon television. GMOs, genetically modified organisms, biotechnology, or even ‘frankenfood,’ as some like to call it, have certainly raised a lot of questions.
You’ve shared your concerns and asked questions about GMOs with Best Food Facts, and we’ve gathered experts and resources to answer them. This post continues our series focused on GMOs for the month of August 2011. To read all related posts in the series, click here. This week, we’re focused on providing expert answers to some frequently asked questions about GMOs.
Experts discuss GMOs and their impact on the environment.
When new research says, “93 percent of pregnant women and 80 percent of their umbilical cord blood samples contained a pesticide implanted in GMO corn,” it’s no wonder there’s concern - especially from moms. An expert reacts.
Experts discuss GM foods and your health.
Basic descriptions of genetically modified organisms, biotechnology and specific crops that are grown using GMOs.
Expert information about the Dirty Dozen list from the Environmental Working Group that lists pesticide residues in fruits and veggies.
Experts discuss the question of the association between hormones in dairy products and early puberty in girls.
Dr. MacDonald discusses whether it is safe to eat produce that have been treated with fertilizers and/or herbicides.
Dr. Ruth MacDonald discusses whether it is safe to consume food from genetically modified crops
Dr. John Comerford, associate professor and extension beef specialist in the Department of Dairy and Animal Science at Penn State University, explains nutritional differences between beef from grain-fed and grass-fed cattle.