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Whats with the perception that GMO foods are unhealthy?

Submitted by: Jon Rinesmith


Expert response from Scott Kohne

NAFTA Market Acceptance Manager, Seeds & Traits Unit, BBASF

Friday, 17/04/2015 14:27

There are many differing viewpoints regarding whether GMO foods are healthy, and in our effort of total transparency, the agricultural biotechnology industry is committed to providing open, honest answers to any questions consumers have about health and safety concerns around GMOs. We look to science-based resources with a high level of integrity around this subject matter, such as the American Medical Association (AMA), to provide insight in answering questions like yours.


In a 2012 report on the labeling of bioengineered foods, AMA found that “Bioengineered foods have been consumed for close to 20 years, and during that time, no overt consequences on human health have been reported and/or substantiated in the peer-reviewed literature.” Please read the full report here.


In addition to AMA, many other worldwide experts, including World Health Organization, American Dietetic Association and European Commission, agree that GMOs are safe for human consumption.