Almost 90 percent of all corn and soybeans in the United States are grown from seeds that were genetically modified.
GM research has now led to the development of new varieties of crops that add vitamins; resist disease, flooding and drought; or increase taste or remove dangerous allergens, although public fears fanned by anti-GMO groups have delayed the introduction of some of these innovations.
Every major independent science oversight organization in the world, from the National Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Medical Association, European Commission, European Food Safety Authority, and academies of science in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Africa and Latin America have issued statements that foods with GM ingredients are as safe or safer than conventional foods because they have been extensively tested.
Appearing on the May 29 “Stossel” on Fox Business, Michael Hansen of Consumers Union contends that GM foods puts people in danger. Jon Entine of the Genetic Literacy Project says opposition to GMOs is just scaremongering.
View the video of their debate here