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Americans eat more than their body weight in GMOs every year, study shows

Americans eat more than their body weight in GMOs every year, study shows | Longevity science | Scoop.it
The consumer advocacy organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) has put out a new paper that estimates the average person's yearly consumption of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).

 

And based on the figures, which EWG admits are very likely understated, the average person consumes more than their own body weight's worth of GMOs every single year.

 

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Cloned Sheep Genetically Modified with Good Fats

Cloned Sheep Genetically Modified with Good Fats | Longevity science | Scoop.it

The future is here. A future where real headlines contain words like ‘clone’ and ‘genetically modified.’

 

“Chinese scientists have cloned a genetically modified sheep containing a "good" type of fat found naturally in nuts, seeds, fish and leafy greens that helps reduce the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease.

 

‘Peng Peng’, which has a roundworm fat gene…”

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Lab-Grown Burgers

Lab-Grown Burgers | Longevity science | Scoop.it

By the fall, this lab says they will have enough tissue grown in a petri dish to serve up the first grown burger that is fit for consumption.

 

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Top 10 GMO Foods to Avoid

Top 10 GMO Foods to Avoid | Longevity science | Scoop.it

The FDA allows GMOs for food consumption, stating that no difference can be found between the GMO and non-GMO versions of foods such as corn and soybeans. However, the FDA does not require product labeling to identify this content.

 

It may interest you to know that many other countries have not yet approved these foods for the human market.

 

With issues ranging from reproductive failure to allergic reactions cited as potential outcomes of GMO consumption, the case may not be closed. Without proper labeling, it is hard to make an informed decision.

 

These are the top 10 GM foods that you may be consuming.

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Study: EPA-approved GMO insecticide responsible for killing bees

Study: EPA-approved GMO insecticide responsible for killing bees | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Another reason to eat organic: a dangerous pesticide has been confirmed to kill honeybees. This toxin is entering our environment through factory farming methods.

 

A recent study showed that this EPA-approved GMO insecticide is responsible for killing off honeybees, which is a serious threat to the food supply. This chemical is also helping contaminate the entire food chain...

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Tania Calonge's comment, November 11, 2014 3:26 PM
Pese a las ventajas que proporcionan los organismos transgénicos para poder ser resistentes a plagas o a factores ambientales, esa manipulación genética no siempre resulta del todo beneficiosa y puede llegar a tener consecuencias dramáticas. Por ello, la regulación de los organimos transgénicos y su control antes de salir al mercado, es fundamental.
Tania Calonge's curator insight, November 20, 2014 10:15 AM

Pese a las ventajas que proporcionan los organismos transgénicos para poder ser resistentes a plagas o a factores ambientales, esa manipulación genética no siempre resulta del todo beneficiosa y puede llegar a tener consecuencias dramáticas. Por ello, la regulación de los organimos transgénicos y su control antes de salir al mercado, es fundamental.