Latest GMO Myths Archives

  • Oct 18, 2016 2

    Golden Rice Is a Sham GMO Invention

    “Golden rice” is a genetically modified rice product with murky beginnings. Calgene (the company that created Flavr-Savr tomatoes genetically modified with fish genes) held the first patent. It, and its inventor, Christine K. Shewmaker, apparently transferred to Monsanto when the company bought ...

  • Oct 18, 2016 0

    GM Corrupts Our DNA Code

    GMOs are part of so-called “synthetic biology,” an attempt to synthesize and change the code of all living things so everything can be bought and sold as a product. But genetic modification obliterates millions of years of adaptation to the environment. Whether you look at it as evolution or the...

  • Oct 18, 2016 0

    Genetic Engineering of Transgenic Creatures is Animal Abuse

    Scientists have plans to pen up animals and force them to become sentient machines making proteins for agro-business and organs for humans. Animals are crossed with human genes to create transgenic creatures with organs that won't provoke an immune response so they can be "harvested" and transplante...

  • Oct 18, 2016 2

    GMOs Spread to Related Crops, including Organic

    The USDA claims that GE crops can “coexist” with organic crops. However, the facts show otherwise. GE is “escaping” and contaminating natural plants. GE mutations can spread to crops in the same family. The Brassica family includes the source plant for canola oil as well as cruciferous veget...

  • Oct 18, 2016 1

    Outcomes of Genetic Engineering Are Not Predictable

    Genetic engineering outcomes are inherently unpredictable. Credible scientists have proven that genetically altered DNA can be horizontally transmitted—say, from your food to your gut bacteria. And while millions of people worry about what scientists are doing with GMOs in laboratories, a new angl...

  • Oct 18, 2016 0

    Independent Studies Reveal Safety Issues with GM

    Over 300 independent researchers, physicians, and scholars—none of whom has financial interests in GM—signed a statement published in Environmental Sciences Europe that there is no consensus that GMOs are safe. Studies done by independent researchers show that GM food is not safe when fed to ani...

  • Oct 18, 2016 0

    GM Promotes Monoculture

    Genetic modification is being done on hybrid plants that already lack genetic diversity. Living things need genetic diversity to adapt to a changing environment. Widespread planting of relatively few GM crops in place of different types of crops decreases diversity, and increases the chance of crop ...

  • Oct 18, 2016 0

    There is No Consensus that GM Food is Safe to Eat—or Safe for the Environment

    The US government may have determined that GMOs are safe, but government scientists haven’t. Reports indicate that government bureaucrats are silencing government scientists if their data conflicts with the government's position that GMOs are safe (reports: 1, 2, 3, and 4). At least one lawsuit ha...

  • Oct 18, 2016 0

    GE Food is Not Nutritionally Equivalent, but the FDA Is Allowing It Anyway

    The FDA has no process for testing the safety and nutritional content of GE food. It relies on data from the companies themselves. GE crops have abnormalities in amino acids, vitamins and fatty acids (more: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5). But the FDA is signing off on them anyway. The FDA doesn't approve or rej...