Navigation Links
Gene-Altered Foods -Still Not Sure

Ignorance might well be bliss for the American public. A decade after genetically altered crops were first cultivated in the continent//, Americans still remain ignorant and disinclined towards them.

According to a survey sponsored by The Pew Initiative for Food and Biotechnology, the last five years have seen little change in the depth of knowledge on the subject.

Says executive director of the survey’s sponsor, Michael Fernandez, “Americans are still generally uncertain about genetically modified and cloned foods. How the next generation of biotech products is introduced — and consumers' trust in the regulation of GM foods — will be critical in shaping U.S. attitudes in the long term."

Ignorance of the subject is actually propelling Americans towards what most of them don’t want to do; eat genetically modified or GM food.

Few know that over the last five years, almost all of soybean, cotton and more than half of corn grown are genetically modified. Since most processed foods contain tiny amounts of soy lecithin and corn syrup people are actually eating gene altered food without realizing it.

At times some attention is drawn to the dangers of GM foods, like the finding that Star Link corn was unfit for human consumption and that long grain rice grown in the US was accidentally contaminated with a modified gene, but in general, few are aware of the silent takeover of GM crops.

In a survey conducted this year by Mellmans group, a few interesting statistics have come to light.

Less than a quarter of Americans are aware that they are eating gene altered foods, support for GM foods has not increased over the last 5 years, slightly more amount of people believe GM foods are safe and out of those who claim a basic knowledge of GM foods less than 41 per cent expect stricter rules from the FDA.

The survey has also shown the influence of religion on America’ s attitude towards genetically modif ied food such as cloned animals. Around 70 per cent people voting against cloned animals as food, go to church every Sunday, while those who pay occasional visits to their local church and do not mind eating such food constitute thirty percent.

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Gene-Altered Foods ? Still Not Sure
2. Foods Rich In Flavonoids Effective In Prevention Of Cough
3. Fortifying Foods Found To Reduce Birth Defects
4. Soluble Ingredient Can Make Fatty Fast Foods Healthier
5. Plant – based Foods More Effective In Lowering Cholesterol
6. Plant – based Foods More Effective In Lowering Cholestero
7. Need For Awareness Of Allergenic Foods
8. Whole Grain Foods Result In Health Benefits
9. Foods produced organically have better health value
10. Reconsider Health Benefits of Organic Baby Foods, advices new study
11. Choose Foods That Keep Bad Cholesterol at Bay
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... Footwear Foundation, the national charitable foundation serving the footwear industry, has broken all ... representing more than 130 companies across 23 states during the months of April ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... The American ... productivity, stability, even security. Most importantly, employees are the single most important asset ... American workers so unhappy? , Just under half of American workers are emotionally ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... A new ... with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia have better survival rates if surgery is performed ... (CDH)—a condition where the diaphragm fails to form completely, letting abdominal organs into ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP), ... announce the launch of the GFCP Scoop in response to consumer ... of the GFCP Scoop site is to keep the gluten-free community ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... ... For those who skip meals occasionally (which is pretty much everyone), two ... new lifestyle diet tips offered by nutritionists Pam Bonney and Priya Lawrence of Tried ... Bonny and Lawrence noted that because proper nutrition, including water, provides energy during the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... , April 27, 2016 ... accelerator (MR-linac) platform will be the focal point of ... of the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology, taking ... MR-linac integrates a state-of-the-art radiotherapy system and a high-field ... to clearly see the patient,s anatomy in real time. ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: ... Officer, will present at the Deutsche Bank 41st Annual Health ... Wednesday, May 04, 2016, 10:00 am EDT (15:00 BST). ... Presentations and Webcasts section of Shire,s Investor website at ... available on this same website for approximately 90 days. ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... At the Sachs CEO forum ... Phase 2 clinical study of its lead drug candidate, ... implantation (CI) surgery. This large, placebo-controlled, double-blind, phase 2 ... and France . STR001 ... time of surgery. "Despite advances in cochlear implant technology, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: