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 January 2, 2018
Thank you for your questions, we would like to address these individually.   Why are GMOs created if scientists are not aware if it is really harmful? and Are GMOs really safe if you’re mixing to different DNA strands? yes GMOs are safe. In fact, according to this response, “the overwhelming consensus of scientific experts and major scientific authorities around the world, including the World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and... Read More
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Posted on September 25, 2017
Technically, you can mix traits among species, which is how transgenic work is done. The first transgenic mouse was introduced with the human growth hormone gene, and by overexpressing the growth hormone, the mouse grew bigger, but not the same as human size. This is more like the function of the gene. Whether it can mix the physical features between species will be different, but something like a chimera study that mixes animals of two strains might carry physical features of both. However,... Read More
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

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