Food Safety: An Important Issue for You and Your Family

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While greater volumes of information can often help us to understand complex issues - it can also expose us to misinformation and falsehoods. Unfortunately, sometimes even the most well-intentioned can be misinformed on issues as important as food safety.

To help better inform and educate consumers - we have listed below important findings from across the scientific community about biotechnology and food safety. By relying on the scientific community for this information - we help eliminate some of the rhetoric that often accompanies debates related to issues as important as the safety of our food.

  • The SAFETY of biotech-derived food products has been THOROUGHLY ADDRESSED by the international scientific community. Learn more.

  • The TOP SCIENTIFIC authorities recognized in the United State of America - such as the National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences, the American Dietetic Association and the regulatory authorities for each of the products have concluded that foods with biotech-derived ingredients pose NO MORE RISK to people than ANY OTHER FOOD. Learn more.

  • Biotech crops have been cultivated for more than 15 years - and foods derived from agricultural biotechnology have been eaten by BILLIONS of people without any significant health problems.

  • The remarkable FOOD SAFETY RECORD of BIOTECH CROPS should not be surprising - given the pre-market scrutiny and SAFETY TESTING of biotech crops.

  • Under the U.S. GOVERNMENT'S Coordinated Framework - biotechnology products ARE REGULATED by the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA), THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) AND THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA).

  • FAMILY FARMERS around the globe are turning to biotechnology to help increase the SUSTAINABILITY of their operations. Learn more.

  • The National Research Council Foundation has DOCUMENTED that in addition to THEIR SAFETY, biotech crops make a POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION to FARM SUSTAINABILITY. Learn more.

  • BIOTECHNOLOGY allows farmers to grow plants that YIELD MORE CROPS PER ACRE because they are RESISTANT to disease and insect pests.

  • These same crops can help REDUCE PRODUCTION COSTS and contribute to ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY farming practices. Learn more.

  • High-Level Government Officials, Agriculture Policy Experts and top-level scientists believe that AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY contributes to INCREASING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY. Learn more.

  • The UNITED NATIONS FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION finds that feeding a world population of 9.1 billion PEOPLE in 2050 will REQUIRE raising overall food production by 70%. Learn more.

  • BIOTECHNOLOGY is already helping to INCREASE FOOD AND FEED PRODUCTION. Learn more.

We encourage everyone to research the facts for themselves. Food safety is an important issue for you and your family.

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