QCould you tell me about GMOs effect on human beings overall health and longevity?

Could you tell me about GMOs effect on human beings overall health and longevity?

AExpert Answer

Bioengineered foods have been consumed for nearly 20 years with no overt consequences on human health reported and/or substantiated in peer-reviewed literature. Additionally, a large number of worldwide experts, including the World Health Organization, American Dietetic Association and European Commission, agree that GMOs are safe for human consumption.

 

Please read my response to a similar question regarding the impact of GMOs on human health here. For more insight on longevity, please read a response from Dr. Denneal Jamison-McClung, associate director for the UC Davis Biotechnology Program, where she addresses the long-term effects of GMOs on human health here.

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