93 Experts: ‘GMOs Are Not Safe’
To hear Monsanto and its hired guns and faux scientists tell it, everyone’s on the same page. Their page. Which is to say that genetically modified organisms (GMOs), along with all their pesticides and herbicides, are perfectly safe. Case closed.
But this week, a group of international scientists (the real kind, not the ones paid by the biotech industry), physicians and academics signed a statement to set the record straight. No, they wrote. Despite the many claims to the contrary, there is no consensus that GMOs are safe.
Said Dr. Angelika Hilbeck, chairwoman of the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) and one of the signers:
‘The statement draws attention to the diversity of opinion over GMOs in the scientific community and the often contradictory or inconclusive findings of studies on GMO safety. These include toxic effects on laboratory animals fed GM foods, increased pesticide use from GM crop cultivation and the unexpected impacts of Bt insecticidal crops on beneficial and non-target organisms.’