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Are GMOs dangerous to humans in anyway?

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Expert response from Amy Johnson

P.hD., DNP, FNP-C

Friday, 02/08/2019 22:14

GMO’s are not dangerous to humans. GMO’s are the most safety-tested food in the world. Prior to being produced, they undergo extensive testing to ensure that there is no risk to humans, animals or the environment. This testing is done by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Some of this testing includes the potential for a GMO to cause new food allergies in addition to testing nutritional quality. There have been no proven cases of disease or illnesses linked to GMO’s anywhere in the world. As a healthcare provider, I appreciate the opinion of other healthcare providers – The American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics have both agreed that GMO’s are safe for all humans. The more important focus is making sure that you are eating a variety of healthy, nutritious food.