GMOs Safe, Dennis Gonsalves a Big Island Hero

GMOs Safe, Dennis Gonsalves a Big Island Hero

GMOs Safe, Dennis Gonsalves a Big Island Hero

HAMAKUA SPRINGS

/ JULY 7, 2016 /

After an enormous amount of research, the verdict is in: GMO foods are safe. The Big Island’s Dennis Gonsalves, who designed the virus-resistant Rainbow papaya, is a hero.

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine examined almost 900 studies, conducted over the past 20 years, and heard from 80 speakers.

The Academies’ mission is to provide “independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions.” They say there is no evidence GMO crops cause human health risks or environmental problems. Details here.

But still, here in Hawai‘i, I am ashamed. One of our own saved the papaya industry with genetic engineering and we just threw him under the bus.

Visit: http://www.hamakuasprings.com/2016/07/gmos-safe-dennis-gonsalves-hero/ to read the full article.

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