Resources for Debunking GMO Toxicity Claims

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Dan Wilson

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A lot of GMO talk is often about the Seralini and other flawed studies. Some people claim that independent research on the safety of GMO's is lacking and others ask where the research is. I thought it might be useful to point out that GMO's is one of the most studied topics in science and that it is fairly easy to find studies that show how safe they are.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25086369
Overall, the results of these studies suggest that the GM rice may be safe for use as a dietary ingredient when it is used at up to 50% in the diet on a subchronic basis
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18328408
With respect to the detection of potential unintended effects in whole GM food and feed, it is unlikely that substances present in small amounts and with a low toxic potential will result in any observable (unintended) effects in a 90-day rodent feeding study, as they would be below the no-observed-effect-level and thus of unlikely impact to human health at normal intake levels. Laboratory animal feeding studies of 90-days duration appear to be sufficient to pick up adverse effects of diverse compounds that would also give adverse effects after chronic exposure. This conclusion is based on literature data from studies investigating whether toxicological effects are adequately identified in 3-month subchronic studies in rodents, by comparing findings at 3 and 24 months for a range of different chemicals.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16326439
The results suggest that genetically modified crops have no adverse effects on the multigeneration reproductive-developmental ability.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15053345
From these results, it can be concluded that the GM potatoes Spunta line (G2 and G3) with Cry V gene are confirmed to have nearly the composition and biochemical characteristics as non-GM potato Spunta.
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Lastly, here is a link to a downloadable spreadsheet with 1,783 studies.
http://www.geneticliteracyproject.o...foods-among-most-analyzed-subject-in-science/
Click for a spreadsheet list of all 1783 studies
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Mick West

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Sorry @Dan Wilson, but this thread does not really fit the posting guidelines. It will come across as cherry picking. It's not addressing a specific claim of evidence.

A better approach would be to pair individual debunks with the claims that they debunk, in individual threads.
 
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