February 5, 2013

Organic Food Causes Autism and Diabetes

Kevin Folta, Illumination

AP Photo

While people think of "organic" cultivation techniques as natural and safe, there are important points we might consider. Most of the plants used today have only been developed genetically in the last 100 years, and even "heirloom" varieties were bred relatively recently. There have been no long term studies, and plants certainly are known to produce a wide suite of toxic compounds.

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TAGGED: Anti-GMO, Correlation Is Not Causation, Science Literacy


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Are Opponents of GM 'Golden Rice' Evil?
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