Concerns about the health risks of genetically modified foods

Gigi Lee Chang, CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, shares advice for parents concerned about the health risks of genetically modified foods and explains why its good to avoid them in your family' food
Health Risk Concerns Of Genetically Modified Foods
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Concerns about the health risks of genetically modified foods

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Genetically modified food is when they take a gene, bacteria or a virus from on species and insert it into another to create a desired effect, usually resistance to herbicides or pesticides. And the reason why it's dangerous is that it has been unproven in terms of safety for human health. There is research linking... you know, sort of laboratory research to a manner of health issues such as tumors and allergies and many other serious diseases. So, for example, in the general world today the resistance to herbicides and pesticides is just continuing to increase, so they are having to find way create more and more seeds that can be resistant. And where they are now, because it is just an iterative escalating issue, is that they are taking the pesticides and herbicides and engineering them into the seeds themselves so that you longer really have to spray. But the plant themselves is the herbicide.

Gigi Lee Chang, CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, shares advice for parents concerned about the health risks of genetically modified foods and explains why its good to avoid them in your family' food

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Gigi Lee Chang

Former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World

Gigi Lee Chang is the CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, a national non-profit organization which empowers parents to protect their children from harmful chemicals. She is a frequent speaker on various topics, including children’s health, food and nutrition, as well as socially conscious/sustainable business practices and entrepreneurship and was awarded “Brand Innovator 2008” and “2010” by Brand Packaging. In addition, Gigi has been featured in over 250 national and regional media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, MORE magazine, Yogi Times, KIWI Magazine, Cookie, Parenting, OK! Weekly, Celebrity Baby Blog, TODAY Show, Newsweek and Time Out New York Kids. Gigi is also the Founder of Plum Organics and on the advisory boards of Environmental Media Association (EMA), Pregnancy Awareness Month (PAM), International Baby Planners Association (IBPA) as well as Friends of Baby Buggy.

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