FOOD, FACTS and FADS

Exploring the sense and nonsense of food and health


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More Glyphosate News?

The news continues to warn about the extensive use of glyphosate. While its carcinogenicity still remains to be determined, there are other health concerns about its extensive use. There are so many questions and biases  about the production and use of the herbicide from both sides of the  issue. Have the research findings been suppressed by the industry? Have they have been altered by the corporations that produce it? That depends on which side one believes. It is extremely hard to find an unbiased opinion about an important topic regarding our food supply.

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On the Fence about GMO Foods?

If you are confused about all the talk on GMO foods, Dr. David Katz presents the best advice to the consumer I have read about this ongoing debate. The article provides some good news about new forms of soybean oil found in so many processed foods. It is about time we see some healthier benefits of genetic engineering instead of just for the purpose of promoting the sale of Roundup (glyphosate) by Monsanto.

I am  more concerned about the presence of glyphosate in our food due to the increased use of it not only on food crops but other applications in our environment. Is it carcinogenic ? – there is no definitive answer yet.

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The Real Side of Monsanto?

Monsanto is often accused of being a monster company when it comes to production of pesticides. The following articles tell both sides of the controversy surrounding this company. Interesting! What can we believe about their actual agenda?

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Monsanto and Politics – The DARK Act

What will be the next move by Monsanto and its allies to put through the legislature the DARK Act – a bill designed to prevent states from allowing labels to state whether a food contains GMO?  Based on a recent ABC News poll, barely more than a third of the public believes that genetically modified foods are safe to eat.  More specifically, 52 percent believe that foods containing GMO ingredients are unsafe; 13 percent are unsure about them.  The poll was conducted by telephone among a random national sample of 1024 adults with a 3-point margin of error.  This debate has continued between the organic food industry and the agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology industry (primarily Monsanto) since genetic modification development in the 1980’s.

In my opinion, I would favor on the side of labeling even though it is said by many health organizations that they are safe to eat.  However, there are other concerns about the safety of the environment and fear of the unknown (some people feared the microwave oven when it was introduced). Labeling foods that contain them would alleviate this problem and allow consumers to choose the foods they eat.  In not doing so, Monsanto is contributing to the doubt about the safety – what are they hiding?  Why aren’t the safety studies they have conducted not made more available to those of us who seek more assurances? There is so much bias on both sides of the arguments which makes it nearly impossible to form any independent conclusions.

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