New report details safety and efficacy of genetically engineered crops

Experts examine many of the questions and opinions about the crops as it relates to agronomic, health, safety and other effects. | File photo

In a report entitled "Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects," experts from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine again advocated the safety and efficacy of genetically engineered crops for federal legislators and regulators.

The report focuses on the safety and nutritional value of crops that have been genetically engineered. It also highlights societal and economics benefit of these crops, providing a basis to open conversation on the technology.

Genetically engineered crops have had both positive and negative claims and research promoting benefits or perceived risks. This has created a confused landscape in the public and for policy makers. In the report, experts examine many of the questions and opinions about the crops as it relates to agronomic, health, safety and other effects.

The examination is independent and objective. It delivers a wealth of knowledge on the subject of genetically engineered crops.

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