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Isn't it true that the health consequences of eating genetically modified organisms are still largely unknown?

Submitted by: SD Michael


Expert response from David B. Schmidt

President & CEO, International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation

Monday, 23/12/2013 22:24

That is false, because a growing global consensus of leading experts in science, medical and regulatory agencies around the world have confirmed that there is no evidence of harm from consuming foods produced using biotechnology anywhere in the world. Any potential risks of consuming these foods are no greater than the safety of consuming conventional foods. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration and USDA review the science of all foods in commerce and have the authority to remove any food from the market it deems unsafe. Numerous reviews in the United States and by regulators around the world have confirmed the safety of foods produced using biotechnology (additional information available here and here).