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Genetically engineered crops: Are they safe?

In terms of their risks to human health and the environment, genetically engineered (GE) crops are no different from conventional crops, according to a report published last year by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

"These findings should not be interpreted to mean that there are not still many challenges related to both conventional and GE crops, just that currently available GE crops and conventional crops are not different in terms of their risks to human health and the environment," says Leland Glenna, associate professor of rural sociology, who served on the committee that authored the report.

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--Sara LaJeunesse