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How many people have fallen sick from gm foods

Submitted by: ayomadeadeoluakande


Expert response from Bruce M. Chassy

Professor Emeritus of Food Safety and Nutritional Sciences, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Monday, 25/03/2019 17:59

One word answer: zero.


In addition to Bruce Chassy’s response above, you might be interested in the following studies:


  • According to the National Academy of Sciences, there are no cause and effect relationships between genetically engineered (GE) food and human health.
  • According to the American Medical Association, “there is no evidence that unique hazards exist either in the use of FDNA techniques or in the movement of genes between unrelated organisms. (Report 2 of the council on science and public health (A-12) labeling of bioengineered foods, 2012).”
  • According to the World Health Organization, “GM foods currently available on the international market have passed safety assessments and are not likely to present risks for human health. In addition, no effects on human health have been shown as a result of the consumption of such foods by the general population in the countries where they have been approved (20 questions on Genetically Modified Foods, 2013).”


We encourage you further to “Get to Know the Health and Safety of GMOs” here.


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