QHello, I am doing a debate about Genetically Modified Foods and I am on the consequences. I have researched a lot but all the illnesses that appear to be caused by GM Foods have no evidence. What arguments can I use in my favour?

Hello, I am doing a debate about Genetically Modified Foods and I am on the consequences. I have researched a lot but all the illnesses that appear to be caused by GM Foods have no evidence. What arguments can I use in my favour?

AExpert Answer

Thank you for your request. Actually, GMOs are safe. Many consumers are led to believe that GMOs can cause cancer, autism, gluten intolerance and other illnesses. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. 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. 

 

Click here to find thousands of studies on the safety of GMOs. 

Click here to find hundreds of independent studies.

 

In the spring of 2016, The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) researched the question, “Are GMOs Safe?” and concluded: Yes, GMOs are safe to have on our plates and in our environment.

 

The below infographic details how more than 20 scientists, researchers, agricultural and industry experts reviewed over 20 years of data since GMOs were introduced, including nearly 900 studies and publications, animal studies, allergenicity testing and North American and European health data.

 

 

Are GMOs Safe?

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GMOS?

To many, GMOs are considered an important tool in addressing complex issues around the globe. From environmental sustainability to nutritional benefits, we’ve outlined many of the important ways GMOs can provided benefits to farmers, consumers and the environment in the response posted here.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

We have a variety of other resources available throughout the GMO Answers website and encourage you to explore more. Below are a few additional resources on this particular topic that you might find interesting.

 

If you have additional questions, please let us know. Also, feel free to contribute to the discussion in the comment section below.

 

Posted on September 5, 2017
While there might be some institutions with the capability to make these transgenic watermelon and coconut plants for you, that does not mean that you would be able to actually plant them out. First, the institution would need to have a Biological Use Authorization to work with recombinant DNA to make the vectors to transfer the genes. Then they would need to be able to do the tissue culture required to transfer the genes and regenerate whole plants again, which can sometimes be difficult.... Read More
Posted on June 28, 2017
The short answer is no, neither MSG or animal extraction are from GMOs, nor is MSG, animal extraction, or animal products/animal DNA in GMOs.   When people refer to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), they are referring to precision plant breeding using genetic engineering (also called GE). It allows plant breeders to take a desirable trait (like resistance to drought, insects, weeds, and disease) from one plant or organism and transfer it to the plant... Read More
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Posted on June 28, 2017
No. MSG, monosodium glutamate, is a chemical additive, certainly not a GMO.
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