Food Discussion : The real reason Americans are worried about GMOs is actually a way bigger problem

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    In the Spirit of Awareness,


    The real reason Americans are worried about GMOs is actually a way bigger problem


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    ... A new Pew Research Center survey gets a bit closer to an answer.

    As it turns out, two-thirds of the Americans they interviewed think scientists themselves don't fully understand all of the ways GMOs could affect health. And those people who think scientists don’t understand GMOs are also the ones who are concerned for their safety when eating genetically modified food.

    For their part, however, the scientists don't seem to agree: ...


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    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/most-americans-worry-gmos-think-145400571.html

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    Why People Oppose GMOs Even Though Science Says They Are Safe

    Intuition can encourage opinions that are contrary to the facts



    ... To be sure, some concerns, such as herbicide resistance in weeds and the involvement of multinationals, are not without basis, but they are not specific to GMOs. Hence, another question we need to answer is why these arguments become more salient in the context of GMOs ...

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    In the context of opposition to GMOs, genetic modification is deemed “unnatural” and biotechnologists are accused of “playing God”. The popular term “Frankenfood” captures what is at stake: by going against the will of nature in an act of hubris, we are bound to bring enormous disaster upon ourselves. Credit: ImageSource.com (MARS)



    http://www.scientificamerican.com/a...en-though-science-says-they-are-safe/?ref=yfp



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