PBH’s “Fruit & Veggie Connection” highlights safety, benefits of biotech foods

The Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) is one of the premiere sources for evidence-based information on the value of fruit and veggie consumption. One of their many great resources is a quarterly magazine, “Fruit & Veggie Connection”, which explores issues important to registered dietitians and other health professionals. Their most recent issue does an expert job tackling a complex issue: biotech foods. PBH has kindly agreed to let us share one of our favorite articles from this publication, which examines the safety and benefits of biotech foods, and also addresses common consumer questions.   
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Who to trust on biotech foods?

Many consumers are understandably hesitant to embrace biotech foods. Foods produce through biotechnology are relatively new to the public, the science is complicated and it’s tough to sift through the conflicting arguments by proponents and opponents. When it comes to our food, we are especially skeptical of any perceived health risks, and a lot of the coverage of biotech foods claims that they are dangerous “frankenfoods”. Really, though, anything can be made to sound scary – it’s a simple and effective strategy for opponents to use (just look at political ads!).  To clearly demonstrate this phenomenon, look no further than
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