GMO Fact Check Archives

  • Oct 18, 2016 0

    Independent Studies Reveal Safety Issues with GM

    Over 300 independent researchers, physicians, and scholars—none of whom has financial interests in GM—signed a statement published in Environmental Sciences Europe that there is no consensus that GMOs are safe. Studies done by independent researchers show that GM food is not safe when fed to ani...

  • Oct 18, 2016 0

    GM Promotes Monoculture

    Genetic modification is being done on hybrid plants that already lack genetic diversity. Living things need genetic diversity to adapt to a changing environment. Widespread planting of relatively few GM crops in place of different types of crops decreases diversity, and increases the chance of crop ...

  • Oct 18, 2016 0

    There is No Consensus that GM Food is Safe to Eat—or Safe for the Environment

    The US government may have determined that GMOs are safe, but government scientists haven’t. Reports indicate that government bureaucrats are silencing government scientists if their data conflicts with the government's position that GMOs are safe (reports: 1, 2, 3, and 4). At least one lawsuit ha...

  • Oct 18, 2016 0

    GE Food is Not Nutritionally Equivalent, but the FDA Is Allowing It Anyway

    The FDA has no process for testing the safety and nutritional content of GE food. It relies on data from the companies themselves. GE crops have abnormalities in amino acids, vitamins and fatty acids (more: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5). But the FDA is signing off on them anyway. The FDA doesn't approve or rej...

  • Oct 18, 2016 0

    GMOs Give Control of the Food Supply to Multinational Corporations

    Monsanto, Syngenta, and other multinational biotech corporations own all GE seeds. In order to have a crop, farmers must buy these "inventions" from companies at prices they set, in amounts they make available. They must sign agreements to run their farming operations according to the rules of multi...

  • Oct 18, 2016 0

    GE Crops Both Increase and Decrease Pesticide Use

    One of the most popular arguments for GE crops is that they reduce the amount of pesticides farmers have to use. The graph below shows the use of weed killer by conventional farmers (top line) and GE farmers (bottom line). "HT" stands for “herbicide tolerant,” e.g., corn that withstands weed kil...

  • Oct 18, 2016 0

    GE Crops Do Not Have Increased Yields, According to the USDA

    The number one reason farmers buy GE seeds is to get higher yields. But according to the USDA, Over the first 15 years of commercial use, GE seeds have not been shown to increase yield potentials of the varieties. In fact, the yields of herbicide-tolerant or insect-resistant seeds may be occasional...

  • Sep 1, 2015 1

    Myth: It’s Scientific Fact that GMOs Are Perfectly Safe

    The biotech industry says, “Trust us, GMO are perfectly safe!” But let’s look at the evidence: Most studies on GMOs have been conducted by the same biotech companies selling them. It’s difficult to get the actual raw data for independent testing, since most biotech companies aggressivel...

  • Sep 3, 2014 0

    Myth: GMOs are Tightly Regulated

    Biotech companies claim that GMO foods are strictly regulated. The reality is that such regulation is either weak or non-existent. No GMO food has ever been certified as safe by the FDA. Biotech companies, not government agencies, conduct research on new GMO crops. The standard for GMO safety is...

  • Sep 1, 2014 0

    Myth: It’s Too Late—GMOs are Here to Stay

    Biotech companies would have consumers believe that, like it or not, GMOs are a permanent fixture, and that our food system would simply not work without GMOs. This is nothing more than a myth spread by biotech companies to discourage consumer activists: over 60 countries currently ban the cultivati...