Biotech lobbyists are staging a "below-the-radar attack" on European regulations, attempting to have new genetic modification (GM) techniques excluded from rules that impact the environment, food safety, and consumer choice, according to a new report from the Brussels-based Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO).
Jeeze, is this news? Of course every company thinks it's products are helping people, and if it's products are banned, thinks it was a poor move in doing so and tries to change that ban. Did anybody actually think that because somebody in Europe decided to ban something that that would carry the weight of GOD?
I can't see how anybody could read this article "http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2014/09/17/the-debate-about-gmo-safety-is-over-thanks-to-a-new-trillion-meal-study/#5dc5a3c5ca93" and still think GMO's should be banned. Not one "could" or "might" or "seems" or "I observed" or "likely" offered as proof.
Precisely as Forbes intended.
10 reasons to Avoid GMO's. And many many MANY more could be found.
Re the link/study you referenced. A bit of info. here:
"Entine’s new “big list of studies” tells us very little about GMO safety, writes Claire Robinson
Jon Entine, PR man for pesticides and GMOs, has come out with another GMO promotional in Forbes, called “The debate about GMO safety is over, thanks to a new trillion-meal study”.
Entine is referring to a new study on the impacts of GMOs on livestock by a former Monsanto employee, Alison Van Eenennaam (Van Eenennaam and Young, 2014). The study, Entine writes, “reviewed 29 years of livestock productivity and health data from both before and after the introduction” of GMOs. These data, Entine adds, represent “more than 100 billion animals covering a period before 1996 when animal feed was 100% non-GMO, and after its introduction when it jumped to 90% and more.”
The findings, according to Entine, show that GM feed is safe and nutritionally equivalent to non-GMO feed, on the grounds that “There was no indication of any unusual trends in the health of animals since 1996 when GMO crops were first harvested. Considering the size of the dataset, it can reasonably be said that the debate over the impact of GE feed on animal health is closed: there is zero extraordinary impact.”
The truth is, however, that the new study tells us almost nothing about GMO safety. Entine’s claim that it shows GMOs are safe is false. The new study should be treated with the same sceptical scrutiny that we should apply to all “big lists of studies” claimed to show GMO safety: the Snell review, the Nicolia review, and the GENERA database.
Generalized claims about what these lists and reviews of studies show are not accompanied by analysis of the individual studies that make up the “big lists”. Such claims rely on readers not examining the studies and seeing for themselves what they contain. If they did, they would see that the studies, taken as a whole, do not support a “one size fits all” conclusion that GMOs are safe."
I will dispute your assertion that every company thinks its products are helping people.. I believe that that is not a factor. The only thing that many Modern companies consider is the bottom line. They will cut corners in production even at the risk of injuring workers as long as the risk is manageable (does not affect profits) and make the product cheaper until sales begins to drop.I can't figure how God has much to do with it.