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Push-back Against Report Linking GMOs to Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity
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Celiac.com 01/08/2014 - Push-back mounts against a controversial new report alleging that genetically engineered foods may trigger gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.
In the first salvo, Celiac Disease Foundation CEO Marilyn Geller derided the report, published last week by the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), as merely "speculative."
Then followed comments by leading plant geneticist, Dr. Wayne Parrott, professor of crop science at the University of Georgia, that the report relied on "a handful of deeply flawed"studies and ignored "more than 1,000 studies that have been published in refereed journals and which show that GM crops are as safe as their counterparts."
According to Geller, no one has offered scientific evidence "for a GMO/celiac disease link that is supported by the CDF Medical Advisory Board.
For their part, the authors of the IRT report admit that there is no data to prove that GMO consumption causes gluten sensitivity.
However, they try to hedge slightly by claiming that more and more research shows that GMO consumption may worsen celiac symptoms or lead to gluten sensitivity. Here again, they offer no good data to support their claims.
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