The following is an edited excerpt.
Over three trillion servings of foods with GE ingredients have been consumed, and in almost 20 years of experience with GE crops, there has not been a single confirmed instance of harm to human health or disruption of an ecosystem.
There’s an old saying that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence so it is reasonable to ask whether harmful effects have been sought. The answer is a resounding, “Yes.” Hundreds of scientific risk-assessment studies performed around the world—including those funded by the highly risk-averse European Union—have failed to show harm from these crops; and after careful examination of the evidence, scientific organizations around the world have been virtually unanimous in endorsing the safety of GE crops and foodstuffs. In spite of all this experience, evidence, and expert opinion, anti-GE protestors still vehemently and steadfastly deny the safety and productivity of these crops.
Read the full post here: Anti-Genetic Engineering Activism: Why the Bastards Never Quit