Saturday Science Soup

Highlights from the week in food science news:

Genetically modified food’s DNA could be absorbed by our bodies and wreak havoc on our DNA! Wait, what? That’s right, the Atlantic published a very confusing food science column a few weeks ago, making a substantial leap from an interesting Chinese paper about mircoRNA from rice being found in people who eat rice, to aggressive GMO DNA invading our bodies. This week, Emily Willingham wrote a great analysis of the flaws in the Atlantic story, including that the paper referenced had nothing to do with GMO foods. You can find her excellent explaining here. Continue reading

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