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Academies of Science finds GMOs not harmful to human health

The National Academies of Science released a report on genetically modified crops today, and the findings are in favor of the practice, which they found is not harmful to human health.

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The National Academies of Science released a report on genetically modified crops today, and the findings are in favor of the practice, which they found is not harmful to human health.

The 338-page report covers two years of research conducted by a committee of more than 50 scientists, researchers and agricultural and industry experts. More than 900 studies and data from more than 20 years of GMO history was reviewed.

The committee compared disease reports from the U.S. and Canada to reports from the U.K. and U.S.

No long-term pattern of increase in specific health problems are the introductions of GMO foods in the 1990s in the U.S. and Canada was found. There was also no correlation between obesity or Type II diabetes and the consumption of GMO foods.

The report concludes there are no differences in terms of a higher risk to human health between foods made from GMO crops and conventional crops.

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To read "Genetically Engineers Crops: Experiences and Prospects," click here .

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