DATA SUPPORTS SAFETY, BENEFITS OF GE CROPS

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(Posted Tue. May 17th, 2016)

Experts from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine again confirmed the safety and efficacy of genetically engineered crops for federal legislators and regulators during the event releasing the group’s new report titled Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects today.

 

Asserting that safety and nutritional value of GE crops, as well as their societal and economic benefits, the detailed report offers a basis to open a conversation on this technology based on objective evidence.

 

Competing claims and research that promote either the benefits or perceived risks of GE crops create a confusing landscape for both the public and for policy makers. This new report examines a range of questions and opinions about the economic, agronomic, health, safety, or other effects of genetically engineered crops and food. In doing so, it provides an independent, objective examination of the breadth of knowledge gained since the introduction of GE crops, based on current evidence.

 

To examine the report through an interactive, easily navigable website, click here.