The FDA promotes Genetically Modified Organisms. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and genetically engineered (GE) foods and products have had some of their genetic material altered using recombinant DNA technology. No independent studies have proven that GMOs are safe for human consumption. In fact, there is growing evidence to the contrary. Studies on laboratory animals have shown that GMOs can cause birth defects, high infant mortality rates, fertility problems, sterility, immune system deregulation, and accelerated aging, in addition to many other side effects. Over twenty years ago, the FDA decided to deny consumers the right to know whether their food has been genetically engineered or not. Read more….
The FDA approves “Frankenfish.” The FDA, as we have seen, strongly supports genetically modified organisms, even though no independent studies have proven that GMOs are safe for human consumption. In 2015, the FDA approved the genetically engineered salmon despite a vocal public outcry, making it the first GE animal to be approved for human consumption. The approval of the GE salmon will likely lead to the development of more GE animals. The New York Times reports that “there has been a surge in interest in developing new genetically engineered animals and pets because new techniques…allow scientists to edit animal genomes rather than add genes from other species.” Read more….