Myth: “Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are unsafe and untested”

Myth: “Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are unsafe and untested”

 

Fact: Genetically modified (GM) crops have become the fastest and most widely used innovation in agriculture. In fact, many people don’t know that GM crops undergo more testing and scrutiny undergo more testing and oversight than any other agricultural products and their safety has been verified by hundreds of studies.

These studies overall confirm that in fact these crops are equivalent or similar to traditional crops, including their environmental impact and health risks, such as allergies and diseases.

All federal agencies in charge of health regulation (FDA, EPA and USDA) and international regulatory health agencies came to the same conclusion that GM crops are as safe as conventional ones.