Can we finally put this debate to rest once and for all? GMOs have time and time again been proven safe, yet anti-GMO advocates still claim they cause diseases, birth defects, even autism!
However, according to a new study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine which took more than two years to compile shows that GMOs have not caused increases in cancer, obesity, gastrointestinal illnesses, kidney disease, autism or allergies.
The study concludes that GMO crops are safe for both human and animal consumption.
According to USA Today:
No long-term pattern of increase in specific health problems after the introduction of GE foods in the 1990s in the United States and Canada was found.
There was no correlation between obesity or Type II diabetes and the consumption of GE foods. Celiac disease, which makes humans intolerant of gluten, increased in both populations. Patterns in the increase in autism spectrum disorder in children were similar in both the United Kingdom and the United States, the committee reported.
Of course, advocates against GMO crops have pulled the “follow the money” card and claim this whole study is influenced by big agro. This is no surprise. Instead of offering a shred of counter evidence, they just highlight that the study is flawed.
The anti-GMO advocates are the creationists of the farming industry.