Genetically modified foods should be considered as safe as conventional choices, according to Dr. Timothy Griffin, associate professor at Tufts” Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and director of the Agriculture, Food, and Environment program.
Griffin and 20 other scientists reviewed 900 research publications and concluded in their 398-page report genetically-engineered crops are as safe as conventionally-grown crops.
The extensive two-year review found no apparent health risk or environmental impact of growing and consuming genetically-modified crops.
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The research team who compiled this recent report also looked at the incidence of many chronic conditions GMO’s often are blamed for contributing to such as cancer, obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, autism, food allergies and celiac disease in North America. They then took data and compared it to data in Western Europe where the use of genetically-modified organisms is restricted. In contrast, GMOs have been part of the American diet since 1996.
The comparison found no significant difference in the prevalence of these chronic conditions between North American and Western Europe.
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