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How are gm foods safer than non gm foods?

Submitted by: Karrianna Ingram


Expert response from Community Manager

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Tuesday, 03/04/2018 17:46

GM foods are safe. Many consumers are led to believe that GMOs can cause cancer, autism, gluten intolerance and other illnesses. However, this is far 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 and concluded: Yes, GMOs are safe.

In addition, a similar question on the health safety of GM food vs. non-GM food has been answered here.

GM foods also provide the same nutritional benefits as conventional foods, in this response, Connie Diekman, Med, RD, LD, FADA, explains this fact.

Ruth MacDonald, Professor and Chair, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University, also explains how GM foods have the same nutritional value as non-GM foods and there is no difference in how our bodies digest or utilize these foods. Read her response here.

We hope this answers your question. If you have any other questions about GMOs or biotechnology, please ask!