Genetically Modified Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Scientific

Many promises are made about genetically modified (GM) food, but the facts still wait to be proven — either way. For example, GM soybean oil was touted as healthier, but a joint study by UC Riverside and UC Davis demonstrated that these claims were marginal at best: Results indicate that GM soybean oil is just … Continue reading “Genetically Modified Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Scientific”

GM Food Safety Testing Safeguards Against Allergies

It’s not science fiction: Genetically modified (GM) food has been on the market for twenty-two years. Nonetheless, debates about safety for human consumption are far from settled. The World Health Organization has outlined the major concerns addressed in GM food safety testing, namely allergenicity, gene transfer within humans, and outcrossing between plants. In the PBS documentary … Continue reading “GM Food Safety Testing Safeguards Against Allergies”