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Scientists Declare GM Food Safe

May 19, 2016 09:50 PM EDT
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Genetically controlled food remains safe for consumption for people and the earth, a consultative science board proclaimed in a report on Tuesday. The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine reasoned that changing the genetics of what we eat does not create the problem.

The 408-page report, in light of the examination of more than 1,000 studies on the utilization and impacts of GM crops subsequent to the innovation rose in the 1980s, said there is proof that GE crops have some advantages to human wellbeing. It added that GM foods are not dangerous to the health and the environment after all.

"The committee concluded that no differences have been found that implicate a higher risk to human health safety from these GE foods than from their non-GE counterparts," wrote the authors of the independent report, which was released on Tuesday by The Guardian.

"There is some evidence that GE insect-resistant crops have had benefits to human health by reducing insecticide poisonings and decreasing exposure to fumonisins." added the authors in the same report.

Also, the report revealed that when homesteads changed from ordinary crops to the built assortments, there was no significant difference in their yield. However, U.S. Division of Agriculture information doesn't demonstrate that genetically designed crops are growing at a higher rate, in spite of test results that propose that they ought to.

While the report said there's no proof of ecological issues created by genetically modified crops, pesticide resistance is an issue that needs to be looked at. Ranches that produce genetically modified crops, in general, are aided, yet things may be different for small farmers and in poorer zones of the world who are not exposed much.

The vast majority of the modified plants are soybean, cotton, corn and canola, and as a rule, genetic engineering has made them impervious to specific danger-causing insects and herbicides. 

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