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Are there any major impacts that GMOs can have on somebody?

A:Expert Answer

To date, no verifiable reports of negative impacts have been found from the cultivation or consumption of GM products. An important reason for the safety of GMOs is that they are extensively tested before commercialization.


This response by Dr. Laura Privalle, Global Head Regulatory Field Study Coordination at Bayer, on the safety research that has taken place on GMOs:


“Prior to commercialization every GMO product is subjected to an extensive safety assessment which is reviewed by regulatory bodies all around the world. These products are the most studied foods ever consumed. The safety of the genes inserted, the proteins produced, the crop and any consumed fraction must be shown to be safe for humans, animals and the environment…. Humans have also been consuming these products since that time with no negative impact.”


GMOs can have impact in many ways by improving soil health and air quality, reducing food waste & loss and preserving H20.


For a more in-depth explanation of what GMOs are and why they are created, we encourage you to read more about them here. This post answers more tough questions surrounding GMOs and better explains the reason biotechnology is incorporated into agriculture.


Many people believe GMOs have negative effects and are unsafe. However, GMOs are safe and every leading health organization in the world stands behind the safety of GMOs. Extensive and continuous studies on GMOs are being conducted to ensure their ongoing safety for consumption.


David Tribe lists out over 1,000 studies on the safety of GMOs.


Additionally, Biology Fortified includes a list of over 100 Independent studies on GMOs.