On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law an Act amending the Agricultural Marketing at of 1946 which provides for a national bioengineered food di
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Facts about GMOs
- GMO crops are not approved until they have been fully evaluated and deemed safe for human consumption and the environment by USDA, EPA and FDA.
- Government mandates labels solely on the health and safety of the food prod
uct, there is no scientific reason to label foods derived from biotech-improved crops.
- The FDA retains responsibility for labeling because they have the expertise to properly implement changes in US food labeling.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has confirmed the safety of biotech foods/feed”… This report was published April 2012. –
The American Association of the Advancement of Science takes a strong stand against forced labeling:
There are several current efforts to require labeling of foods containing products derived from genetically modified crop plants, commonly known as GM crops or GMOs. These efforts are not driven by evidence that GM foods are actually dangerous. Indeed, the science is quite clear: crop improvement by the modern molecular techniques of biotechnology is safe. Rather, these initiatives are driven by a varietyof factors, ranging from the persistent perception that such foods are somehow “unnatural” and potentially dangerous to the desire to gain competitive advantage by legislating attachment of a label meant to alarm. Another misconception used as a rationale for labeling is that GM crops are untested…
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Learned Societies and National Academies
Endorsing Safety of Genetically Modified Crops
The scientific consensus on the safety of genetically modified crops is overwhelming. Below is a list, not intended to be exhaustive, of learned societies and national academies around the world who have found that genetically modified crops are as safe as their conventional counterparts. Following that is a listing of recently published papers on agricultural biotechnology.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Medical Association
American Society for Microbiology
Australian Academy of Sciences
Brazilian Academy of Sciences
British Medical Association
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
European Food Safety Authority
Federation of Animal Science Societies
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
French Academy of Science
Indian National Science Academy
Institute of Food Technologists
International Council for Science
International Union of Food Science and Technology
Italian National Academy of Science
Mexican Academy of Sciences
National Academies of Science (United States)
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Pontifical Academy of Sciences
Royal Society (United Kingdom)
World Health Organization
There are more than 600 peer-reviewed reports in the scientific literature which document the general safety and nutritional wholesomeness of GM foods and feeds. (See Biology Fortified’s GENetic Engineering Risk Atlas, GENERA for short.)