Genetically Engineered Food Isn't As Evil As You Think It Is
A group of researchers reviewed hundreds of publications and didn't find any negative health effects caused by GE foods.By Stephanie Liebergen | May 17, 2016
Genetically engineered foods have a bad reputation, but a new report aims to squash some of that bad press.
A team of experts from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examined nearly 900 publications, listened to 80 presentations and read more than 700 comments from the public to come to their conclusions.
They wanted to determine if there was evidence of any differences between genetically engineered crops and conventional breeding techniques. Farmers have been modifying crops for decades by cross breeding plants with desired characteristics. But directly tinkering with a plant's genes in a lab gave many consumers pause.