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I don’t know why this report isn’t receiving more coverage but a recent study of genetically engineered crops fed to livestock demonstrates that GMO feed is safe and nutritionally equivalent to non-GMO feed.
While thousands of studies have shown that bioengineered foods (at least those that have reached the market so far) are safe for human consumption, this is the first study examining the safety of such foods eaten by food producing animals.
The study was quite comprehensive, spanning 29 years (both before and after the introduction of GMO livestock feed) and more than 100 billion animals. The study found that there was no difference in the health outcomes of the livestock fed bioengineered foods versus those that ate only non-bioengineered foods, or for animals before and after they were fed GMO feed regularly. In addition, there was no difference in the safety or the nutritional quality of the products for human consumption that they ultimately produced.
One less phantom fear for anti-GMO fear-mongers to scare the public with.