The Dangers of Genetically Engineered Foods

Standard Page - 2011-07-11
The safety of genetically engineered foods is still a giant unknown. There is no scientific consensus regarding its long-term safety.

The safety of genetically engineered foods is still a giant unknown. There is no scientific consensus regarding its long-term safety.

Greenpeace volunteer and top chef Darren Epp prepares an organic dish for guests. The event highlights the call for a ban on genetically engineered (GE) food crops, the protection our organic farming industry from the threat of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the promotion of sustainable agriculture.

Genetically engineering of the food we eat is an inherently risky process. Current understanding of genetics is extremely limited and scientists do not know the long-term effects of releasing these unpredictable organisms into the environment and people’s diets.

Greenpeace’s Supermarket Ranking Guide, for consumers living in China Mainland and Hong Kong, is updated every year and contains information on which supermarkets have committed to not sell GE produce, grains and other foods.

Find our latest version here.

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