• Question: As far as you know, have there been any studies investigating the almost-doubling of autistic-spectrum disorders in American children between the years 2000 and 20008, in the light of the proliferation of GM foods in that country over roughly the same time period?

    Asked by ruskin to Andy, Cathie, Jules, Les, Ricarda on 2 Jul 2012.
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      Julian Little answered on 2 Jul 2012:

      Hi ruskin, I am certainly no expert on autism but I am aware that it was doubling long before GM food became prevalent, and has been doubling in countries where GM food is NOT prevalent. Much of this doubling is due to a better understanding of what autism is, an expansion of what constitutes autism, and a more routine screening of children suspected of having autism. Not, I suspect, anything to do with this subject.