The new ‘is GM food safe?’ meme.

UPDATE: The whole notion of this consensus has been awesomely captured much more recently by the Credible Hulk with more details and up to date quotes. Please head over and check it out.

So, after the first meme showing just 6 consensus statements, I decided it was time to make it a million times better. Please share this around and help to rationalise public opinion on GM foods. Every statement on this image has been individually copied from the statements issued by each of the organisations. A full list of references is included at the foot of this post.

Hopefully this can help build awareness.

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Is GM Food safe 2

Is GM food safe?

References:

AAAS (October 2012) Statement by the AAAS Board of Directors On Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods, Available online at: http://www.aaas.org/sites/default/files/AAAS_GM_statement.pdf (accessed 5th April 2014)

AMA (2001) Bioengineered (Genetically Engineered) Crops and Foods, Available online at: http://www.ama-assn.org/resources/doc/PolicyFinder/policyfiles/HnE/H-480.958.HTM (accessed 5th April 2014)

WHO (2012) 20 questions on genetically modified foods. Available online at: http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/biotech/20questions/en/ (accessed 5th April 2014)

NAS (2004) Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods: Approaches to Assessing Unintended Health Effects. Available online at: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309092094 (accessed 5th April 2014)

RSM (2008) Genetically modified plants and human health, Available online at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2408621/ (accessed 5th April 2014)

EC (2010) A decade of EU-funded GMO research. Available online at: http://ec.europa.eu/research/biosociety/pdf/a_decade_of_eu-funded_gmo_research.pdf (accessed 5th April 2014)

ACSH (2000) BIOTECHNOLOGY AND FOOD. Available online at: http://acsh.org/2000/09/biotechnology-and-food-second-edition/ (accessed 5th April 2014)

ASPB (Date Unknown) Statement on Plant Genetic Engineering. Available online at: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/my.aspb.org/resource/group/6d461cb9-5b79-4571-a164-924fa40395a5/statements/genetic_engineering.pdf (accessed 5th April 2014)

ASCB (Date Unknown) ASCB Statement in Support of Research on Genetically Modified Organisms. Available online at: http://www.ascb.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=315&Itemid=31 (accessed 5th April 2014)

ASM (2000) Statement of the American Society for Microbiology on Genetically Modified Organisms Available online at: http://www.asm.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3656&Itemid=341 (accessed 5th April 2014)

CSSA (2001) CSSA PERSPECTIVE ON BIOTECHNOLOGY. Available online at: https://www.crops.org/files/science-policy/cssa-biotech-perspective.pdf (accessed 10th April 2014)

WSF (2005) Genetically Modified Crops and Plant Breeding. Available online at: http://www.worldseed.org/cms/medias/file/PositionPapers/OnSustainableAgriculture/Genetically_Modified_Crops_and_Plant_Breeding_20050601_(En).pdf (accessed 10th April 2014)

CAST (2005) Crop Biotechnology and the Future of Food: A Scientific Assessment. Available online at: https://www.cast-science.org/download.cfm?PublicationID=2922&File=1030a75513ab37030c8f7fb4d6a443729335TR (accessed 10th April 2014)

SIVB (2011) POSITION STATEMENT ON CROP GENETIC ENGINEERING. Available online at: http://www.sivb.org/publicPolicy_CropEngineering.asp (accessed 10th April 2014)

IAS () Position statement on biotechnology. Available online at: http://www.isaaa.org/kc/Publications/htm/articles/Position/isas.htm (accessed 10th April 2014)

FASS (date unknown) FASS Facts: On Biotech Crops – Impact on Meat, Milk and Eggs. Available online at: http://www.fass.org/geneticcrops.pdf (accessed 10th April 2014)

14 Italian Science Organisations (2004) Sicurezza alimentare e OGM: Consensus Document. Available online at: http://www.siga.unina.it/circolari/Consensus_ITA.pdf (accessed 10th April 2014)

SOT (2003) The Safety of Genetically Modified Foods Produced through Biotechnology. Available online at: http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/71/1/2.full (accessed 10th April 2014)

TWAS (2000) Transgenic Plants and World Agriculture. Available online at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=9889 (accessed 10th April 2014)

FAS (2002) Les plantes génétiquement modifies. Available online at: http://www.academie-sciences.fr/activite/rapport/rst13_recspe.pdf (accessed 10th April 2014)

UDDADW (2006) InterAcademy Panel Initiative on Genetically Modified Organisms. Available online at: http://www.akademienunion.de/_files/memorandum_gentechnik/GMGeneFood.pdf (accessed 10th April 2014)

ISCU (2003) New Genetics, Food and Agriculture: Scientific Discoveries – Societal Dilemas. Available online at: http://www.icsu.org/publications/reports-and-reviews/new-genetics-food-and-agriculture-scientific-discoveries-societal-dilemas-2003 (accessed April 10th 2014)

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