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Are Cigarettes Safer Than GMO Corn?

A recent Forbes guest columnist was a fountain of misinformation. Using a classic strawman argument, the guest biologist argued that cigarettes are more dangerous than glyphosate-saturated GMO corn. Talk about setting the bar low. 

Many have argued that genetically engineered (GE) foods and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are harmful to the health and the environment. But how can you effectively respond to friends and family who have fallen for the oft-repeated fallacies and myths about GMO safety and efficacy? 

Millions have been spent on slickly packaged GMO propaganda
and it is inevitable that a certain percentage of the population is deceived by their efforts. After all, the sellers of GMO seeds and products have a perverse financial incentive to persuade the consumer that their product is safe.

One of their favorite claims is that genetic engineering is just an extension of natural breeding methods and just as safe. Anyone who believes this claim needs to get their facts straight. Nothing could be further from the truth. The reality is that scientists really don't know what they're doing in terms of what side effects are produced by DNA tampering. 

Consumers instinctively reject genetically engineered crops. They prefer sustainably grown, nourishing and wholesome organic products. This is why the agricultural giants fight transparent labeling with such vigor. 

How can the consumer take the fight to the big agricultural interests that have placed profit and patents over your safety and health? The key is to purchase only high quality and healthy food. Avoid all processed foods and artificial ingredients. You will want to avoid pesticide-laden GMO produce and the easiest way to do this is to buy organic. My nutrition plan outlines a comprehensive and easily implemented approach to healthy eating.
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