GMOs are safe to eat but they won't feed the world
GMOs are safe to eat but they won't feed the world

With great fear we had (almost) resigned ourselves to the existence of genetically modified salmon. Then they blocked him, well, better that way.

Now, however, a full-bodied report from the National Academy of Sciences, the body that supports American presidents on scientific issues, decides that GMOs and genetically modified crops are safe to eat, in addition to do not harm the environment.

Even though the promise to increase yields was not kept.

The study, which in two years has examined over a thousand researches on human health and the environment, is proposed as the most comprehensive carried out so far. None of the 20 experts who drafted it has or has had in the past relationships with multinationals such as Monsanto, what happened previously.

And in order not to escape the doubts of the citizens, they decided to open the comments on the site dedicated to the study.

The committee examined the effects of the most common crops, such as corn, both in America (legal since 1996) and in Europe, where GMOs are less widespread: they found no numerical discrepancies with respect to the incidence of cancer, diabetes or obesity attributable to the consumption of modified crops between the two continents.

Ultimately, there is no reasonable evidence to think that people are harmed by consuming food from crops genetically modified.

However, there is a downside, not exactly secondary: despite the progress made by genetic engineering in the agri-food field, GMOs at present they will not feed the world.

World productivity does not seem to have increased so much that it can satisfy the constant number of people under the minimum threshold of nutrition.

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