Genetically Engineered Food

Health Risks associated with GE Foods

How safe are GMO's?Genetic Engineering is imprecise and unpredictable. By inserting genes from organisms that have never been eaten as food, new proteins are introduced into the human and animal food chains. There is concern that these could cause allergic reactions or other health effects...

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Environmental Hazards of Genetically Engineered Plants

Genetically engineered (GE) plants are created by splicing foreign genetic material into plant genomes, creating new organisms that could never arise in nature. The most common form of gene-splicing is quite similar to the process of viral infection. The gene is first cobbled together with pieces of unstable DNA from disease-causing viruses and bacteria, which are required to "infect" the target plant with the desired gene, overcome the plant’s defense mechanisms against foreign DNA, and force the plant to express the inserted gene.

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The Need for Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods

CornWhat's in your corn?  Learn more about the need for labeling genetically engineered foods.

Over the last few years, a variety of genetically engineered (GE) foods, including corn, soybeans, and tomatoes, has been introduced into supermarkets in the United States. For a variety of reasons, many consumers in the U.S. prefer not to eat GE food.

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Manufacturing Drugs and Chemicals in Crops

"Biopharming" is an experimental application of biotechnology in which organisms are genetically engineered to produce pharmaceutical proteins and chemicals they do not produce naturally. While most of these substances are kept secret as confidential business information, a few known examples include a contraceptive, potent growth hormones, a blood clotter, blood thinners, industrial enzymes, and vaccines.

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Genetically Engineered Food Alert Tool Kit

The enclosed activist toolkit prepared by Genetically Engineered Food Alert is a collection of ideas, resources, and support to assist in guiding you to be an effective organizer and activist. Inside, you will find smart strategies, drawn from a variety of organizations that will give you the edge in influencing decisions to benefit the health of our planet.

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