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Calling GMO's "Unnatural" Suggests They are Unhealthy

The push to define natural food has involved lawsuits about many different aspects of what's in our food, including high-fructose corn, syrup, additives, chemicals and GMO's.  But these issues are not equal, and categorizing GMO's in particular as unnatural would wrongly suggest that they are unhealthy.
Nearly every respected scientific association - including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Medical Association, and American Society of Plant Biologist- has attested to the safety of GMO crops for one simple reason: scientific evidence indicates that the consumption of genetically modified crops is not harmful or nutritionally inferior.
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