QOkay my question is straightforward and simple, I expect a simple, straightforward answer. Though, I doubt I shall receive it. How much testing has been done on LONG TERM health effects of GMO soy, Corn, and canola as ingested by ANY living creature? Much

Okay my question is straightforward and simple, I expect a simple, straightforward answer. Though, I doubt I shall receive it. How much testing has been done on LONG TERM health effects of GMO soy, Corn, and canola as ingested by ANY living creature? Much less humans? Has there been sufficient testing, and data collected that can be seen with the public eye to prove that the claims of "just as healthy as true non GMO organics" is actually a fact? If you are going to use science to alter our food for better profits, I would like to see just as much science going into the reviewing and testing of your now created, Genetically Modified Organics.

AExpert Answer

Thank you for your question. I understand your concerns about safety, and as a toxicologist (who loves food!), I can assure you that safety is a high priority for me, too.
 
The body of scientific evidence overwhelmingly points to the safety of biotech crops for people and the planet. Major scientific organizations and regulatory agencies around the world have reviewed the research on GM crops and reached consensus on their safety. More than 1,000 studies on biotechnology are available at Biofortified.
 
In a study published in 2012, the University of Nottingham School of Biosciences conducted a review of 12 long-term studies and 12 multigenerational studies of GM foods. These studies ranged up to two years or up to five generations. They concluded there is no evidence of health hazards. Their results are available here. In addition, the European Food Safety Authority has determined that the food and feed from many GM crops is safe for import, and the European Commission has published multiple reviews of the biotech science concluding that they are as safe as their non-GM counterparts.
 
Companies who develop GM crops conduct numerous studies throughout the research and development process, which can take up to 13 years. During the regulatory science phase alone, more than 50 studies on food, feed and environmental safety may be conducted.
 

Posted on January 31, 2018
Thank you for your question. There are various aspects of your question. I assume your question refers to the use of Agrobacterium rhizogenes by scientists to intentionally transfer genes from the bacterium to plants. Infection and DNA transfer from this bacterium occurs in nature all the time to cause disease. Such transformed plants are not classified as GMOs since transfer occurred naturally. If this is done by scientists then it would be classified as a GMO. Rules and... Read More
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Posted on March 1, 2018
I’m a Monsanto scientist who has more than 20 years of experience with genetic modification of plants. I will try to answer your question, even though I don’t ever do experiments on animals, certainly not on humans, of course! Can humans be genetically modified…but a much bigger question is should humans be genetically modified? There are two ways to think about genetic modification of humans (or any animal). One way is modification of somatic cells, and the other is the... Read More
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Posted on May 10, 2017
The simple answer is that 20+ years of composition assessments of GMO crops have demonstrated that crop composition is not appreciably affected by the GM process (1). In addition, data collected through that time have indicated that general factors such as the growth environment can contribute to notable variation in component levels (2). Plant agglutinins (or lectins) and amylase inhibitors are examples of anti-nutritional compounds that may be present in crops. The relevance of such a... Read More