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No human disease or illness ever linked to GMO food 4. Most scientific organizations approve safety of GMO American Medical Association American Academy of Pediatrics American Association for the Advancement of Science Center for Science in the Public Interest European Commission Union of German Academies of Science and Humanities French Academy of Sciences World Health Organization 5. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report ( https ://nas-sites.org/ge-crops /) Evidence of Safety 26-28
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Report 2016 “…the committee found no differences that implicate a higher risk to human health from GE foods than from their non-GE counterparts .” National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi:10.17226/23395. National Academies of Sciences 28
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Current GMO labeling policy Signed by President Obama in July 2016 – National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard Requires USDA to define how the bill (S.764) will be implemented Three options for labels Label on the food package USDA symbol on the package (to be created) Electronic access – either a QR code, website or toll-free phone number Currently in rule-making phase Defines GMO food as: “(Food) that has been modified through in vitro recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid techniques; and for which the modification could not otherwise be obtained through conventional breeding or found in nature.” GMO Labeling 29
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Ruth S. MacDonald, PhD, RD Professor and Chair, Food Science and Human Nutrition Assistant Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Iowa State University Thank you!
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Mary Lee Chin, MS, RDN Nutrition and Health Communications Consultant Nutrition Edge Communications @maryleechin
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Disclosures Academy Foundation, RDN Farmer Expert Academy HOD, Dietitians in Business & Communications Chair, LEAD Network, Monsanto Nutrition Seminars, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Advisory Board, Ajinomoto USA Trustee, Denver Botanic Gardens Dietetics Advisory Board, Univ. Northern Colorado
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Genetically Engineered Crops Food Security Food Waste Health Photo credit: Amy Myrdal Miller
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Food Security: Resistance to Diseases and Viruses 30-34 Banana Wilt Disease Virus-resistant & nutritionally enhanced cassava Insect resistant rice Photo Credit: Lepoint, Pascale / Bioversity International, Source: Musarama. Next Generation: More consumer benefits
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Closer to Home: Resistance to Diseases and Viruses 35,36 Citrus Greening Citrus crop devastation Modification through spinach gene introduction Photo credit:
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Food Security: Waste, Shelf Life and More 37-40 Arctic ® Golden & Arctic® Granny Apples Okanagan Specialty Fruits Innate® Russet Burbank (left) next to conventional Russet Burbank 30 minutes after peeling Phot credit: Okanagan Specialty Fruits Photo credit:, Simplot Plant Sciences
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Healthier Food Products 41-45 Soybeans High oleic acid Omega-3’s Photo credit:: Scott Bauer
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