GMO corn is healthy? Compilation of data from more than 6 thousand. research
Genetically modified food does not have a good reputation. A new analysis bringing together the results of more than 6,000 GMO studies from more than two decades argues that genetically modified corn is healthy and does not harm humans.
Humans, as a species, have been introducing genetic modifications through breeding methods since ancient times. In this way b, through selective breeding, a number of varieties of of different species – m.in. produced such hexloid common wheat. But these days, genetic modification means the use of genetic engineering. With its help, genetic material is altered to obtain desired traits.
GMO foods do not have a good reputation. Above all, it is accused of causing many diseases b, with cancer at the forefront. However, many researchers now believe that it does not pose a risk of. This position is supported by 271 organizations from around the world competent in the subject, including: The World Health Organization, the US National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society, the European Food and Drug Administration, and the World Health Organization. There are many organizations, such as the European Food Safety Authority, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences or the Presidium of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
With this opinion does not agree with everyone. There are many organizations that re believe that GMOs are harmful to the environment and to people. Some re of them claim that it is an untested technology. Among d of them the most famous is Greenpeace, but there are also recognized me: Center for Food Safety, Union of Concerned Scientists or Institute of Science in Society.
The new meta-analysis, which rej uses the results of more than 6,000 GMO studies conducted over the past 20 years, indicates that genetically modified foods, specifically corn, pose no risk to humans. Data that re included in the compilation Italian scientists came from all continents (outside Africa and Antarctica) and were conducted between 1997 and 2017.
The meta-analysis allows researchers to draw conclusions that re are more expansive and robust than those that re can be obtained from a single study. Its results were published in the journal „Scientific Reports”.
The authors of the analysis point out that this research seems to confirm that not only does GMO pose no risk to humans, but it can also have a positive impact on health.
A significant percentage of non-GMO, organic corn varieties contain small amounts of mycotoxins, fumonisins or trichothecins. These compounds are dangerous to health. In genetically modified corn, there are significantly me – say the researchers.
Additional benefits of using genetically modified corn include significant yield increases. Researchers indicate that GMO corn helped increase yields from 5.6 to 24.5 percent.
„Our work allows us to draw clear conclusions, contributing to increased public confidence in food produced with genetically modified plants” – wrote the Italian researchers. Whether for sure? It turns out.