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Letter: There is no evidence GMO foods are unsafe

There is no evidence GMO foods are unsafe

In their recent Another Voice article, Lynda Schneekloth and Eveline Hartz question whether genetically modified (GMO) foods are safe to eat. There is, in fact, no credible evidence that ingesting GMO foods is dangerous to our health. GMO foods have been safely eaten by millions for more than 20 years. Genetic engineering has allowed the production of more nutritious foods and will very likely be a valuable tool in feeding the world’s rapidly expanding population, projected to reach 10 billion by 2050.

The writers rightly question the marketing strategies of companies like Monsanto, which hold patents on several GMO foods. By all means, label GMO foods as a part of packaging. However, in the interest of full and truthful disclosure, that same label should state, “There is no credible evidence that consumption of GMO food is dangerous to health.”

Richard Swank