Monday, January 23, 2017

New GMO “Pink” Pineapple Approved By FDA, Without Independent Safety Testing! Here’s What You Need to Know!

While many people are becoming educated about the true history of Monsanto and genetically engineered foods, a lot of still don’t realize one incredibly important piece of information: the FDA’s surprising lack of safety testing.

In regards to GMOs, the FDA’s declaration of “substantial equivalence” implies that there is no long-lasting, independent safety testing of new foods and crops that have been genetically engineered.
When it comes to the forthcoming GMO pineapple, that is once again the case: the FDA has actually stated that Del Monte’s proposed creation is “safe” based solely on info sent by the company itself. There is a distinct lack of info on long-term potential health effects, nevertheless.
The new GMO pineapple has been given a rubber stump, and it could be headed to store shelves. Here’s what you need to know about it.

New “Pink” Pineapple To Be Grown In Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the most diverse and natural paradises in the world, today the country is expected to be the site of the most recent GMO experiment: an “extra sweet pink flesh” pineapple.
Here’s how the new pineapple was created according to the FDA:

“Del Monte’s new pineapple has been genetically engineered to produce lower levels of the enzymes already in conventional pineapple that convert the pink pigment lycopene to the yellow pigment beta carotene. Lycopene is the pigment that makes tomatoes red and watermelons pink, so it is commonly and safely consumed.”

According to the company’s information the product is “safe,” however the process itself has many questioning it, questioning if perhaps any unexpected effects will come from “playing God” with such a widely consumed food.
While genetic engineering can be explained just in a surface way, it also can produce hidden modifications at a cellular level that the everyday person is not familiar with, critics say. When GMOs were originally approved, the FDA ignored its own scientists’ warnings about potential allergens and long-lasting health issues.

The FDA and GMO companies disagree with critics on the need for long-lasting independent safety testing, nevertheless.
“Del Monte submitted information to the agency to demonstrate that the pink flesh pineapple is as safe and nutritious as its conventional counterparts,” the FDA said, according to the NBC report.
According to the NBC report, the pineapple will simply be labeled “extra sweet pink flesh pineapple,” suggesting that no special labels showing that it is genetically engineered will be needed.

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