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Is GMO foods bad

Submitted by: Moise Joseph


Expert response from Community Manager

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Friday, 02/02/2018 17:25

No, in fact, as explained in this response, “the overwhelming consensus of scientific experts and major scientific authorities around the world, including the World Health Organization, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the American Medical Association have ruled that GMOs are safe.”


In the spring of 2016, The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) issued a comprehensive report where a panel of more than 20 scientists, researchers, agricultural and industry experts reviewed over 20 years of data since GMOs were introduced, including nearly 900 studies and tests and European and North American health data. They concluded – as other previous research concluded – that genetically modified crops are safe to eat, have the same nutrition and composition as non-genetically modified crops and have no links to new allergies, cancer, celiac or other diseases.


Extensive and continued studies on GMOs are being conducted to ensure their ongoing safety. In addition to the NAS analysis, there are thousands of studies available confirming the safety of GMOs, as well as hundreds of independent studies.”


We invite you to check out the full response which provides more information about GMO safety.


GMOs are also considered an important tool in addressing many complex issues around the globe over the years. This response addresses some of the “pros” of GMOs for farmers, consumers and the environment. 


Additionally, GMOs can benefit the environment in many ways. This response and this response, explain in great detail some of the environmental benefits. 


We hope the information provided answers your question. If you have any further questions, please ask. Also, feel free to contribute to the discussion in the comment section below!