Is Genetically Modified Food Safe?

Just saw this quote in an article on the site of the Atlantic.

Monsanto’s website states, “There is no need for, or value in testing the safety of GM foods in humans.” This viewpoint, while good for business, is built on an understanding of genetics circa 1950. It follows what’s called the “Central Dogma” (PDF) of genetics, which postulates a one-way chain of command between DNA and the cells DNA governs.

The article that the Atlantic published is titled The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods and explains that some new research suggests there are problems in Monsanto’s logic.

The main issue is that the researchers found small pieces of ribonucleic acid (RNA) in the blood and organs of humans who eat rice. The Nanjing University-based team showed that this genetic material will bind to proteins in human liver cells and influence the uptake of cholesterol from the blood.

The next generation of GMOs could be especially dangerous
The study in question, performed by researchers at China’s Nanjing University and published in the journal Cell Research, found that a form of genetic material — called microRNA — from conventional rice survived the human digestive process and …
www.grist.org

Here are some other stories I have been following regarding Monsanto, well known for their GMO (genetically modified organism) work. I would rather eat food that comes without human fiddling. We, as a species, are well known for fiddling with nature and finding out late in the game that we created a mess.

Prison Planet.com ยป Monsanto’s GMO Corn Approved Despite …
The decision to give the green light to Monsanto regarding their GE corn didn’t seem too difficult for the Obama Administration, despite receiving nearly 45000 public comments voicing opposition and only 23 comments in …
http://www.prisonplanet.com/

Operation Destroy Monsanto’s Brand: Looking for Someone to Write …
Monsanto’s brand is already suffering from it’s heavy exploitation of farmers, especially in India. 200000 farmers have committed suicide in India as a direct result of Monsanto’s corporate policies. We’re looking for a comrade …
http://theactivists.wordpress.com/

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