GMO myths and truths: an evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops and foods
Genetically modified crops and foods are neither safe nor necessary to feed the world, a new report by genetic engineers shows. The second edition of GMO Myths and Truths, co-authored by genetic engineers Dr John Fagan and Dr Michael Antoniou and researcher Claire Robinson. Genetically modified (GM) crops and foods are promoted on the basis of a range of far-reaching claims from the industry and its supporters. They say that GM crops: Are an extension of natural breeding and do not pose different risks from naturally bred crops; Are safe to eat and can be more nutritious than naturally bred crops; Are strictly regulated for safety; Increase yields; Reduce pesticide use; Benefit farmers and make their lives easier; Bring economic benefits; Benefit the environment; Can help solve problems caused by climate change; Reduce energy use; and Will help feed the world.