Study Linking GMOs to Cancer Retracted: But are they Still Dangerous? – Jeffrey Kopman

 – December 2, 2013  –– 

Although many warn about the health and environmental risks of genetically modified organisms, at least one claim might have been overstated. A key piece of evidence against the idea of GMOs — the discovery that they cause cancerous tumors in rats — has been retracted by the journal that originally published it “Genetically modified organisms tend to be unpopular because everyone loves a conspiracy theory, but there is a ton of evidence that shows this stuff is safe,” said Christopher Ochner, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, and Psychiatry at The Mount Sinai Hospital. “We don’t have a single shred of evidence showing that there are any harmful effects of genetically modified food."-Dr. Christopher Ochner, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Psychiatry, The Mount Sinai Hospital
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