Grocery Manufacturers Association Statement
There is overwhelming scientific consensus that GMOs hold great benefits and are as safe as any other food. Every major scientific and health organization that has looked into GMO’s has concluded that they are safe for humans and positive for the environment. This includes the American Medical Association, the National Academy of Sciences, the World Health Organization, and many others.
Twenty years of research and roughly 2,000 studies have been done on GMOs. No respected, peer-reviewed journal has found any evidence that GMOs could be harmful. In fact, this research has yet to produce even a viable hypothesis on why GMOs would be harmful to human health.
GMOs have been part of our food supply for decades, with roughly seven trillion meals having been consumed. Today, between 70-80 percent of food in the marketplace contains an ingredient derived from a genetically modified crop variety, and not one problem has been documented.
If the ingredient label on any food or beverage product lists corn or soy, the product most likely contains genetically modified ingredients, as a very high percentage of those crops grown in the U.S. use GM technology. In addition, a high percentage of other ingredients in the U.S., such as sugar beets, are grown with the use of GM technology as well. And for those consumers who wish to purchase products that do not contain GMOs, all they need to do is look for the USDA Certified Organic seal on the food label.