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@Intellisio Name a food that is part of your staple and is not genetically modified.I ask, because I'm not actually aware of staple foods that haven't been genetically modified by humans.
Genetically modified organisms causing cancer seems to be one of the biggest controversies in this topic. This website states that it does indeed cause cancer and birth defects. http://www.connersclinic.com/cancer-and-gmos/
In recent years a variety of safety studies were conducted specifically on native Bt proteins to show that they do not have characteristics of food allergens or toxins."
I wouldn't have an issue with GMOs IF you can voluntarily choose whether or not to eat them. If they, or their food products, are all labelled to inform, including if the food you get in a restaurant also informs you, then you are empowered to decide and act accordingly. But they're trying to make it involuntary. My issues with GMOs are 1) GMO proponents attempt to sneak them through by games with labelling, 2) farmers whose crops get cross contaminated/pollinated with patented crops end up sued over something they really can't control, and 3) Heirloom crops end up extinct or at best frozen in a seed bank somewhere.