A lot of people become educated about the true history of Monsanto and genetically engineered foods, but there are also those that still don’t realize one extremely important piece of information: the FDA’s surprising lack of safety testing.
In regards to GMO’s, the declaration of the FDA of “substantial equivalence”, means that there is no long – term, independent safety testing of some new foods and crops which have been genetically engineered.
About the forthcoming GMO pineapple, which is once again the case, the FDA has said that Del Monte’s proposed creation is “safe” as it is based only on information which was submitted by the company itself. However, there is also a distinct lack of information on long-term potential health effects.
The new GMO pineapple has been given a rubber stump, and it could also be headed to store shelves.
Here, in this article we are going to show you something more that you should know about it.
– New “pink” pineapple to be grown in Costa Rica
Costa Rica is considered as one of the most diverse and natural paradise in the whole world, but nowadays, the country is expected to be the site of the latest GMO experiment, which was an “extra sweet pink flesh” pineapple.
According to the FDA, here is how the pineapple was created:
“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 information from the company, the product is “safe”, but the process itself has many questioning it, wondering if any unintended consequences will come from “playing God” with such a widely consumed food.
Some critics say that genetic engineering can be explained simply in a surface way, but it can also create some unseen changes at a cellular level which the everyday person is not aware of. When the GMOs were finally and originally approved, the FDA ignored the warnings from their own scientists, about the potential allergens and long – term health concerns.
However, the GMO and FDA companies disagree with critics on the need for long-term independent safety testing.
According to the report from the NBC News, the FDA said: “(Del Monte) submitted information to the agency to demonstrate that the pink flesh pineapple is as safe and nutritious as its conventional counterparts.
According to the report from NBC, the pineapple will only be labeled as “extra sweet pink flesh pineapple,” suggesting that there won’t be required any special labels which will show that it is genetically engineered.