GMO Safety Myth Challenged by New GMO Fact Check Website

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The Alliance for Natural Heath USA has released an expanded GMO Fact Check website in response to the biotech industry’s misinformation campaign regarding GMO safety.

The expanded website, released just in time for the second half of Non-GMO Month, refutes many of the common misconceptions about genetically modified organisms with informative articles, amusing yet factual videos, and blog posts.

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“Industry giants like Monsanto and Bayer are essentially buying scientists, and are spending untold sums in propaganda and advertising trying to convince the public that GMOs are necessary and safe,” explained ANH-USA Executive and Legal Director Gretchen DuBeau. “However, the scientific literature simply does not support their contentions. GMOs are unnecessary, unsafe, virtually unregulated, and have the potential to destroy our entire agricultural system. Our GMO Fact Check campaign combats the exaggerations, misrepresentations, and outright falsehoods of biotech’s public relations blitz.”

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The website points to evidence suggesting that GMO crops have cross-contaminated with conventional and organic crops, despite claims from the biotech industry that GMO crops can coexist with naturally raised crops.

“Given that this technology has the potential to contaminate non-GMO crops,” DuBeau said, “we are nearing a point of no return in dealing with GMOs in the food supply. Consumers must have access to accurate information about this technology which, contrary to industry claims, has not been shown to be safe. In fact, animal studies show that GMO crops are causing endocrine system disruptions, birth defects, and even sterility.”

The information provided by this website is even more important given the flexibility of the GMO labeling law that was passed earlier this year. This law requires labeling of some – but not all – genetically modified ingredients.

“Biotech companies want to convince people that GMOs will save the world,” DuBeau continued, “but this simply isn’t the case—and we have the proof. ANH-USA believes that informed consumers should have the choice to avoid GMOs if they wish, but the new ‘labeling’ law, coupled with Monsanto’s vast disinformation campaign, makes that increasingly difficult.”

The Alliance for Natural Health USA is part of an international organization devoted to sustainable healthcare through good science.

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