"Genetically Engineered Crops Are Safe, Analysis Finds"

"Genetically engineered crops appear to be safe to eat and do not harm the environment, according to a comprehensive new analysis by the advisory group the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

However, it is somewhat unclear whether the technology has actually increased crop yields.

The report from the influential group, released on Tuesday, comes as the federal government is reviewing how it regulates biotech crops and as big packaged-food companies like Campbell Soup and General Mills are starting to label products as being made with genetically engineered ingredients to comply with a new Vermont law."

Andrew Pollack reports for the New York Times May 17, 2016.


"Report: GMO Crops Not Harmful To Humans, But Weed Resistance Is A Problem" (Chicago Tribune)

"GMOs Are Safe, But Don't Always Deliver On Promises, Top Scientists Say" (NPR)

"Academies of Science Finds GMOs Not Harmful To Human Health" (USA TODAY)

"Report: GMO Foods Safe, But No Simple Answers" (Louisville Courier-Journal)

"Are GMO Crops Safe? Focus On The Plant, Not The Process, Scientists Say" (Washington Post)

Source: NY Times, 05/18/2016