Are GMOs Safe? This is probably the most important question; drawing more attention than ‘what is GMO.’ Interestingly, while the government of Kenya through the Deputy President is ‘misleading’ the public that developed nations embrace GMOs, research says otherwise.
Interestingly, MOST DEVELOPED NATIONS (not third world countries like Kenya, struggling with third world problems like poverty and massive corruption), consider GMOs to be unsafe and unhealthy.
According to The Non-GMO Project, a non-profit organization that protects non-GMO food supply and gives consumers an informed choice in North America, in more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and ALL of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs.
In America, yes, the government has conditionally approved GMOs. This approval is based on studies conducted by the same corporations that developed them and profit from their sale.
The question is, how independent are these studies if they done by an interested party?
So, how are the Americans handling this? Increasingly, Americans are taking matters into their own hands and choosing to opt out of the GMO experiment.
How GMOs affect the environment
Environmentalists also oppose GMOs because of their negative impact to the environment. More than 80% of GMOs grown worldwide are ‘designed’ for herbicide tolerance. This means, there is increasing use of toxic herbicides like Roundup, with The Non-GMO Project putting this at 15 times since GMOs were introduced.
GMO crops are also to blame for the emergence of “super weeds” and “super bugs:’ which can only be controlled by ever more toxic poisons like 2,4-D.
As the world remains concerned about GMOs, there are people benefiting. Ideally, GMOs are a direct extension of chemical agriculture, and are developed and sold by leading Chemical companies in the world.