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What's the truth surrounding the popular idea that genetically modified food is dangerous to consume?

There's entire websites and institutions dedicated to popularizing the alleged dangers of eating genetically modified food, such as GMO Awareness, Food Revolution Network and the Institute for Responsible Technology. There's countless articles and even a TED Talk video.

On the flipside, there are also lots of reputable articles saying that all evidences points to GM food being safe: This recent one in Forbes, Alleged Danger of GMOs Not Looking Very Real or this one from Slate, GMO Opponents Are the Climate Skeptics of the Left. Sites such as Sense about Science point out that we've been altering plant's genetic structures for thousands of years, and genetic modification is just a new way of doing this old process.

A different argument I read in the Huffington Post states that Pesticide Use Proliferating With GMO Crops is the real source of danger. So even if GMO food itself is fine to eat, what about the secondary dangers from increased/stronger pesticide use that comes as a direct result of GMO crops?

So much conflicting information, but what does the scientific evidence say?

What's the truth surrounding the popular idea that genetically modified food is dangerous to consume?

There's entire websites and institutions dedicated to popularizing the alleged dangers of eating genetically modified food, such as GMO Awareness, Food Revolution Network and the Institute for Responsible Technology. There's countless articles and even a TED Talk video.

On the flipside, there are also lots of reputable articles saying that all evidences points to GM food being safe: This recent one in Forbes, Alleged Danger of GMOs Not Looking Very Real or this one from Slate, GMO Opponents Are the Climate Skeptics of the Left. Sites such as Sense about Science point out that we've been altering plant's genetic structures for thousands of years, and genetic modification is just a new way of doing this old process.

A different argument I read in the Huffington Post states that Pesticide Use Proliferating With GMO Crops is the real source of danger.

So much conflicting information, but what does the scientific evidence say?

What's the truth surrounding the popular idea that genetically modified food is dangerous to consume?

There's entire websites and institutions dedicated to popularizing the alleged dangers of eating genetically modified food, such as GMO Awareness, Food Revolution Network and the Institute for Responsible Technology. There's countless articles and even a TED Talk video.

On the flipside, there are also lots of reputable articles saying that all evidences points to GM food being safe: This recent one in Forbes, Alleged Danger of GMOs Not Looking Very Real or this one from Slate, GMO Opponents Are the Climate Skeptics of the Left. Sites such as Sense about Science point out that we've been altering plant's genetic structures for thousands of years, and genetic modification is just a new way of doing this old process.

A different argument I read in the Huffington Post states that Pesticide Use Proliferating With GMO Crops is the real source of danger. So even if GMO food itself is fine to eat, what about the secondary dangers from increased/stronger pesticide use that comes as a direct result of GMO crops?

So much conflicting information, but what does the scientific evidence say?

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Given all ofWhat's the negative-hypetruth surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms inthe popular idea that genetically modified food, is there actually any scientifically backed evidence suggesting they are harmful for humansdangerous to consume?

I've seen arguments saying they are: SuchThere's entire websites and institutions dedicated to popularizing the alleged dangers of eating genetically modified food, such as GMO Awareness, Food Revolution Network and the Institute for Responsible Technology. There's countless articles and even a Robyn O'Brien's TEDxTED Talk video.

On the flipside, but allthere are also lots of reputable articles saying that appearsall evidences points to be circumstantial.GM food being safe: This recent one in

And arguments againstForbes, Alleged Danger of GMOs Not Looking Very Real or this one from Slate, GMO Opponents Are the Climate Skeptics of the Left. Sites such as scientists pointing outSense about Science point out that we've been altering plant's genetic structures for thousands of years, and GMgenetic modification is just a new way of doing itthis old process. 

I've also heard that the food itself may not be dangerous, butA different argument I read in the genetic modification allows farmers toHuffington Post states that extremely potent pesticidesPesticide Use Proliferating With GMO Crops on plants... andis the danger comes from thosereal source of danger.

It seems for every article talking about the Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered FoodSo much conflicting information, there's another one saying GMO Opponents Are the Climate Skeptics of the Left.

Whatbut what does the scientific evidence say?

Given all of the negative-hype surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms in food, is there actually any scientifically backed evidence suggesting they are harmful for humans to consume?

I've seen arguments saying they are: Such as Robyn O'Brien's TEDx video, but all of that appears to be circumstantial.

And arguments against, such as scientists pointing out that we've been altering plant's genetic structures for thousands of years, and GM is just a new way of doing it.

I've also heard that the food itself may not be dangerous, but the genetic modification allows farmers to extremely potent pesticides on plants... and the danger comes from those.

It seems for every article talking about the Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food, there's another one saying GMO Opponents Are the Climate Skeptics of the Left.

What does the scientific evidence say?

What's the truth surrounding the popular idea that genetically modified food is dangerous to consume?

There's entire websites and institutions dedicated to popularizing the alleged dangers of eating genetically modified food, such as GMO Awareness, Food Revolution Network and the Institute for Responsible Technology. There's countless articles and even a TED Talk video.

On the flipside, there are also lots of reputable articles saying that all evidences points to GM food being safe: This recent one in Forbes, Alleged Danger of GMOs Not Looking Very Real or this one from Slate, GMO Opponents Are the Climate Skeptics of the Left. Sites such as Sense about Science point out that we've been altering plant's genetic structures for thousands of years, and genetic modification is just a new way of doing this old process. 

A different argument I read in the Huffington Post states that Pesticide Use Proliferating With GMO Crops is the real source of danger.

So much conflicting information, but what does the scientific evidence say?

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