Refreshing Voice Speaks In Favor of GMOs

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Pro-science food writer Julie Kelly, from Twitter

Though I haven’t posted in awhile, I am still passionate about spreading the real truth about GMOs and letting my story be known.

My blog tells the story – post by post – about how a person can go from believing that GMOs are dangerous and should be banned to realizing that there is much value and potential in transgenic technology and genetic engineering in general and that it can and will change the world – not just in the realm of food, but medicine and more.

I recently discovered a cooking teacher and food writer who has written an impressive amount on the topic of GMOs – in a short time.   Julie Kelly is a bright, refreshing, relatively new voice for science – profoundly aware, never having planned to speak favorably about GMOs and yet couldn’t keep silent about the topic.   Best of all, I believe she understands to perfection the potential of genetic engineering.

She summarizes the 2015 happenings in the GMO public debate in her article:  Recapping the 2015 GMO debate: Science eclipses ‘Dark’ voices of anti-biotech hysteria.

Having just entered the world of GMOs a year ago, she has been prolific in reporting about it.  I am most impressed.

~Julee K/Sleuth4Health

Below is a list of some of her other articles on the topic:  I have not read all of these and they may not represent how I feel about a certain topic within the realm of the broader GMO topic, but I’m sure I agree with most of what she says.   I do admit that I am a frequent customer of Chipotle – for the sole reason that I love the taste of their food and I feel that it is a healthier fast food alternative than, say, a Big Mac.

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2 responses to “Refreshing Voice Speaks In Favor of GMOs”

  1. There are only a few real concerns with GMO food crops and I’ve had direct, personal experience with one.
    GMO crops cross pollinating with heirloom crops, although that’s not a new concern, as some farmers do devote heirloom crops to specific fields and cash crops related to the heirloom crop to others, retaining other crops unrelated to the two as barriers or even fallow fields as a barrier.
    That leads to the other real concern that I’ve had personal experience with: diversion of GMO crops designed as animal feed. While living in a small foreign nation, a rather unscrupulous set of individuals managed to acquire corn that was designed as cattle fodder. They diverted the corn into the human produce stream. Many, including myself, purchased that corn.
    It was tough, tasteless and overall, inedible. It’s apparently, great for cattle, inedible for humans, as we lack bovine dentition and the additional fermenting stomachs of bovine species.
    The individuals who purchased the inexpensive cattle feed and diverted it were sent to prison for fraud.
    Those are the only real and valid concerns. I don’t absorb DNA, my GI track disassembles it and processes the base components so that my body can use them. Compounds created by genes spiced in to add resistance to pathogens aren’t a big deal, as I’m not a pathogen. Genes spliced in to combat insects are harmless to humans as well.

    So, if anyone has some fine GMO San Marzano tomatoes, I’m in the market for my garden. I’m also interested in both bell and chilli peppers.

    • “I don’t absorb DNA, my GI track disassembles it and processes the base components so that my body can use them. Compounds created by genes spiced in to add resistance to pathogens aren’t a big deal, as I’m not a pathogen. Genes spliced in to combat insects are harmless to humans as well.”

      Well said. Thank you for your comment!

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