There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the topic of genetically engineered crops, and if they were as safe as their naturally occurring counterparts. The National Academy of Sciences released a 407 page report addressing this topic, and the conclusion is that there is no hard evidence that genetically engineered foods are less safe. The National Academy of Sciences also found no conclusive evidence that links genetically engineered crops to environmental problems.
One of the committee’s members is Michael A. Gallo, emeritus professor of environmental and occupational medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is also an adjunct professor at Rutgers’ School of Public Health and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Gallo states that, “Food labeling is becoming a big issue at the state level. But there’s no evidence supporting the idea that genetically engineered foods are ‘Frankenfoods.’”
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