In an era of “fake news,” it can be tough to know who to trust on an issue that seems so publicly contentious. Especially after a few discredited reports sparked a wildfire of terrifying headlines. On the internet, myths and rumors survive long after the original claims get debunked.
What those stories leave out is that GMO Farming is simply the latest and most precise way to do the same sort of crop-breeding and trait-selection humans have done since the dawn of agriculture.1https://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/guidancedocumentsregulatoryinformation/biotechnology/ucm096095.htm And that not one crop grown with these methods makes it to our grocery stores without more than a decade of study, not to mention over five years of rigorous health and safety testing through the USDA, FDA and EPA. In fact, it’s the only type of farming where crops are tested before they’re ever grown on a farm.2https://www.usda.gov/topics/biotechnology/biotechnology-frequently-asked-questions-faqs 3http://agbiosafety.unl.edu/environment.shtml
Today, after thousands of studies, billions of people fed and over 30 years of observation, the scientific consensus is as clear as they come.
Just listen to more than 100 Nobel laureates calling for a more thoughtful discussion of GMOs — one that recognizes the findings of “scientific and regulatory agencies around the world,” rather than “opposition based on emotion.” Here are just a few of the organizations: