More dairy products are consumed in America than any other country on earth, yet has one of the highest rates of osteoporosis. Interesting eh?
This section of the official position statement on genetically modified organisms released by the American Dietetic Association really makes no sense to me. Please feel free to read it and share your own thoughts.
The American Dietetic Association calls for all dietetic professionals to articulate the current science and current regulatory framework about biotechnology without bias (American Dietetic Association, 2006).
That is fair and admirable stance on this controversial topic, however later in the statement they continue with:
It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that agricultural and food biotechnology techniques can enhance the quality, safety, nutritional value, and variety of food available for human consumption and increase the efficiency of food production, food processing, food distribution, and environmental and waste management.
The ADA encourages the government, food manufacturers, food commodity groups, and qualified food and nutrition professionals to work together to inform consumers about this new technology and encourage availability of these products in the market place (American Dietetic Association, 2006).
Unbiased? I think not. 😐
The Truth About Genetically Modified Organisms – GMO’s.
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My name is Chris Vogliano and I am currently studying nutrition and dietetics at Kent State University in their Master’s Program. I am conducting my thesis study on the topic of Genetically Modified Organisms related to Dietitian’s knowledge and perception of them. According to previous research, the public trusts dietitian’s to relay current and scientific information on this controversial topic. However, as I hope to prove in my research, there is a significant knowledge gap in the perception of what dietitian’s know versus the knowledge they actually hold.