The blog “10 Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health” is now a fixture on cyberspace . A scientist takes a hard look at the claims and finds the “studies” tell a different story than anti-biotech activists promote.
As a matter of public interest, any food product, any food product that is derived from a genetically-modified organism should be labeled as such. The label requirements should be consistent across all 50 US states, and ideally, should be consistent globally as well.
This is only fair: it allows consumers to make their own choices, just as they are with the danger warnings on tobacco and alcohol.
At the same time, any suggestion that these foods should be banned is premature at best. The above article provides a laundry list of why the recent online meme suggesting otherwise is seriously flawed – that is, if you really care about the science, and not the ideology of fear that surrounds GMOs.