The primary type of ‘reaction’ that would occur in response to a chemical consumed in food would be an allergic reaction. There has never been any documented allergic reaction associated with the consumption of a GMO-derived food that is currently available in the US food system. The FDA requires that any new GMO product be tested to ensure there are no potential negative effects due to the proteins expressed by the inserted DNA. Humans and animals have been consuming GMO derived foods for several decades, and there is no evidence that any negative reactions have occurred from these foods.
Qwhat are some chemical reactions of gmo chemicals and the body?
Question submitted By: Muskuana0987what are some chemical reactions of gmo chemicals and the body?
Response from Ruth MacDonald, Professor and Chair, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University · Friday, 3/13/2015 2:12 pm
Posted on February 28, 2018
Response from: Leah McGrath, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist • on August 13, 2018
Some companies do voluntarily have statements that products have ingredients sourced from crops grown from genetically engineered seeds. Some examples are statements like, “Produced with genetic engineering” or “Partially Produced with Genetic Engineering” that appear under the list of ingredients. Read More
Posted on July 30, 2018
Response from: Christopher Barbey, PhD Student, Plant Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology • on July 27, 2018
Genetic engineering (GE) touches on the routine life of billions of people (but not everyone). Food, clothes, and medicine are commonly made with the help of genetically engineered organisms. Certain medicines, like insulin, could only be mass-produced this way. Fiber for clothes is made less expensive thanks to GE cotton plants. You also PROBABLY sometimes eat plants with a few engineered genes, depending on where you live. But genetic engineering isn’t just for making new or better... Read More
How can we make GMOs so that they do not do anything except for help our plants, and not hurt our body?
Posted on February 28, 2018
Response from: Andy Newhouse , P.h.D. Student • on July 20, 2018
This is an important question! Of course scientists wouldn't want to release any plants or products that would be harmful to humans. The first part of the answer is that I'm not aware of ANY examples of released GMOs hurting human bodies. In fact, GMO (or genetically engineered, GE) crops have actually helped both plants and human health, by making harvests more efficient and reducing the need to spray harmful pesticides. Safety to humans is an important part of the... Read More