October 2010

GMOs in America

Last year, the Academy of Environmental Medicine released a statement recommending that doctors talk to their patients about genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The statement wasn’t just to talk to patients (and their communities) about GMOs, mind you, but also to teach the public “to avoid GM foods whenever possible.” I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen several doctors since then—my family physician as well as a dentist, my optometrist, my OBGYN, a couple of urgent care doctors, my daughter’s pediatrician, and my aunt’s doctors when I attend with her—and not one mentioned GMOs.

I don’t think this issue is getting much priority.