The science of agricultural biotechnology is well established and clear – every legitimate scientific and regulatory body that has examined the science‑based evidence has arrived at the conclusion that approved GM crops are as safe as their conventional counterparts.
This includes the World Health Organization, the Australian Academy of Science, the European Commission, the American National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of Medicine and many more.
A significant number of peer reviewed scientific research papers have been published that describe the results of biosafety research on GM crops. For example, see the list maintained <a href=”http://genera.biofortified.org/viewall.php”>online of over 400 published peer reviewed papers</a> that examine the safety of biotech crops. The overwhelming weight of scientific consensus in these papers confirms that approved GM crops are as safe as their conventional counterparts.
GM crops have been grown and consumed for 20 years and people around the world have eaten more than three trillion meals containing biotech‑derived foods or ingredients. It is the most tested and regulated food product in history.
There are no substantiated scientific reports of any food safety issues related to the consumption of genetically modified crops.