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You may have heard of biotechnology or GMO foods. For thousands of years, humans of have breeding plants using technology that was available at the time. Similar to medicine, advanced technology has changed plant breeding. Iowa Corn is committed to providing answers and accurate information to questions from consumers and farmers alike on biotechnology and GMOs.

How safe is it for my family and me to eat?

The genetically modified foods currently available on the market have passed strict safety assessments and have been proven to be safe for human health. In fact, GMO crops undergo much more testing than conventionally modified crops.

Who ensures GMOs are safe?

Each new GMO hybrid must be approved by three U.S. government agencies (United States Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration) for animal, human and environmental safety.

What are the benefits of GMOs?

According to the U.S. government, genetically modified crops are safe, resist disease better, provide benefits to the environment and can provide a reliable, abundant food source for a growing population.

Where can I find more information about GMOs?

We want you to have the information and resources you need to be able to have successful discussions with your friends and neighbors about this important topic. Below you will find a number of websites, videos and additional resources about GMOs and biotechnology.

Additional Resources

Academics Review is an association of academic professors, researchers, teachers and credentialed authors from around the world, who test popular claims against peer-reviewed science, such as GMO claims.

American Council on Science and Health seeks to restore personal and public health decisions in order to foster a scientifically sound and sensible public health policy for the American people.

Best Food Facts brings consumers the most objective, trustworthy and accurate information directly from the experts.

The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food is comprised of American farmers and representatives from a diverse group of industry and non-governmental organizations who provide the facts about ingredients grown through GM technology.

CommonGround is a group of farm women from various states creating conversations between women who grow food, and the women who buy it. The conversations are based on our personal experience as farmers, but also on science and research.

Facts about GMOs provides consumers with safe products and they understand that some consumers have questions about genetically modified food ingredients. A project of the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

The Genetic Literacy Project is a non-profit organization funded by grants from non-partisan foundations promoting public awareness of genetics and science literacy.

GMO Answers is an initiative committed to responding to your questions about how food is grown. Their goal is to make information about GMOs in food and agriculture easier to access and understand. GMO Answers is funded by the members of The Council for Biotechnology Information.

International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications provides information on the adoption of biotech crops globally.

MIT Technology Review is an innovative, digitally oriented global media company that leads the global conversation about technologies that matter.

Sense About Science is a British charitable trust that equips people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion while promoting public understanding of science.


Publications

Food and You: Feeding The World With Modern Agricultural Biotechnology

Food and You: A Guide To Modern Agricultural Biotechnology

What's the Story: The Scientific Facts about Genetically Modified Food


Videos

GMO concerns? A farm woman responds.

An original anti-GMO fighter apologizes and now supports GMO use.


Infographics

Genetically Modified Crops

The Truth About Biotechnology

Contribution of Biotech Crops to Sustainability

GMO Seed Improvement


GMO Labeling

What exactly is GMO labeling? Click here to learn more.

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