Simply put, the answer is yes, GMOs are safe to eat. Each GM seed variety takes an average of $136 million and 13 years to bring to market due to extensive research, safety studies and regulatory approval processes put in place to ensure the safety of every product.
- USDA conducts a mandatory review on all GMOs to prove they are safe to grow.
- EPA conducts a mandatory review of GMOs that contain a trait related to “regulated articles”, such as resistance to insects or herbicide tolerant to prove GMOs are safe for the environment.
- FDA conducts a voluntary review to prove GMOs are safe to eat.
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