Risk assessment is further challenged by the highly complex web of regulatory review, which involves three government agencies and dozens of departments with competing interests that render government oversight practically toothless.
At the most basic level, so-called government risk assessment is suspect because it actually conducts no research on its own.
They say genetic engineering poses risks that scientists simply do not know enough to identify.
In fact, based on what little is known about GMOs, many scientists have identified a variety of ways in which genetically engineered organisms could adversely impact both human health and the environment.
Introduced in 1996, the genetic engineering of plants and animals today looms as one of the greatest and most intractable environmental and health challenges of the 21st Century. corn is genetically engineered as are 94% of soy, 95% of sugar beets, 90% of canola oil, 90% of cotton, and about 80% of Hawaiian papaya.
One of the ways to avoid GMOs is to choose foods that have the Organic seal, which certifies that GMOs were not used in production: Another option is to look for the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal issued by the Non-GMO Project: Down to Earth, along with the natural products industry, strongly supports this Project.
Backed by independent testing, the “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal means that GMO contamination has been avoided throughout the growth and harvesting of crops, their processing, storage and packaging.
Over 3,000 products have been verified to date, with thousands more in the process.
One of the most common concerns about the prevalence of GMOs in North America is whether they are safe for human consumption.
The sad truth is many of the foods that are most popular with children contain GMOs.