Science Facts: GMOs

Use these facts when talking with friends and family who don’t believe GMOs can be safe.

Do you have friends and family who are concerned about the safety of genetically modified foods (GMOs)? Have you tried to explain the scientific consensus that genetically modified foods are safe? These resources are fact-checked and backed up by experts. Use them to help have a productive conversation about GMOs with your loved ones.

Source: Scientists Develop A Hornless Cow Through Gene Editing

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Card that says "did you know genetically modified crops that are resistant to insects contain DNA from soil bacterium."

Source: USDA

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Card that says "did you know 94% of soybean crops in the United States are genetically modified to be resistant to herbicides."

Source: USDA

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Card that says "did you know genetically engineered salmon was approved for consumption by the FDA in 2015."

Source: FDA

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Card that says "did you know in 1982, humulin became the first genetically modified product approved by the FDA."

Source: New York Times

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Card that says "did you know DNA from genetically modified sugar beets is undetectable in refined sugar."

Source: FactCheck.org

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