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NAS study says GE-crops are safe

by Ben Nuelle

Next time you take a bite of your favorite vegetable or fruit you may have nothing to worry about. A new study from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine says genetically modified crops are safe to eat.The report also rejects claims that GMOs are linked to cancer.

In addition, while recognizing the inherent difficulty of detecting subtle or long-term effects on health or the environment, the study committee found no substantiated evidence of a difference in risks to human health between current commercially available genetically engineered (GE) crops and conventionally bred crops, nor did it find conclusive cause-and-effect evidence of environmental problems from the GE crops. However, evolved resistance to current GE characteristics in crops is a major agricultural problem.

Read more of the report here.

Related: Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton who helped invent GMOs shares her thoughts on current controversy

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