A new expert review has confirmed what we suspected all along. GMOs are safe. New report is from the US Academy of Science
Genetically engineered crops are safe for humans and animals to eat and have not caused increases in cancer, obesity, gastrointestinal illnesses, kidney disease, autism or allergies, an exhaustive report from the National Academies of Science released Tuesday found.
Work on the 388-page report began two years ago and was conducted by a committee of more than 50 scientists, researchers and agricultural and industry experts convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It reviewed more than 900 studies and data covering the 20 years since genetically modified crops were first introduced.
Yes, GMOs are safe but do they increase yield and save cost ?
The report concludes that they do save cost but may not increase crop yield. It reduces the pest population but may increase the population of herbicide resistant weeds.
Will this report end the irrational fear of GMOs with in the society?
Though it will not end, let us hope more and more people will realise that such a fear is irrational.
See the full report here.