The simple answer is: we don’t know.
A recent review of the scientific literature concerning potential health risks of GM plants published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition has found that published toxicological studies are very scarce, making it very difficult for anyone to claim GM foods are toxicologically safe.
Do you know anyone who actually wants to eat GM?
“Waiter, I am very disappointed – there is no GM food on the menu.”
What about the starving people of the world? Surely they would be grateful for GM food?
But it’s not really cricket to try out experimental foods on the poor, is it? Especially when GM could contaminate other crops and tie impoverished farmers into a cycle of paying for expensive pesticides (which go with the GM crop).
No GM foods are currently grown to alleviate world hunger. It’s a PR ploy to win us over.
Don’t be fooled!