U.S. National Academy of Science Reaffirms Safety of GMOs for 11th Time, But Confuses the Story on Yields

Val Giddings June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently revisited the topic of genetically engineered crops, writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files. Their report is the 11th examination of this issue by the Academies since its first look in 1987. The media has noticed, with coverage that has been abundant and global. And while the Academy’s presentation on yields is clumsy and confusing, they reaffirmed what farmers around the world have found, that biotech crops improve yields, economic outcomes, safety, and reduce environmental impacts.