Following is a synopsis of the inherent risks of GMO crops:
1) GMOs have been proven to be harmful in countless animal studies
Long before most of us had ever heard of the term “GMO,” countless animal studies found serious health risks as well as specific disease processes associated with GMO food consumption—ranging from infertility, insulin disorders, blood disorders and intestinal damage, to stillbirths, tumors and early death. Source: http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-risks/
Yet nearly two decades after genetic engineered crops have been on the shelves of your grocery store, no independent human testing has been performed to assess the potential health risks of GMOs. Why? The ag-bio companies won’t let it happen.
Emily Waltz explained it in her article published in Nature Biotechnology: “the crop industry’s strong-arm tactics and close-fisted attitude to sharing seeds is holding back independent research and undermining public acceptance of transgenic crops.” Source: http://www.emilywaltz.com/Biotech_crop_research_restrictions_Oct_2009.pdf
Scientific American magazine agreed: “Agritech companies have given themselves veto power over the work of independent researchers.” Scientists must literally ask these corporations for permission before publishing independent research on genetically modified crops. Source: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-seed-companies-control-gm-crop-research/
Not surprisingly, no such permission has been granted in the last twenty years, except for studies that are crafted to put GMOs in a positive context.
In 2011, the scientific journal Science Direct published a study that documented significant conflict of interest in “research” done on the health risks and nutritional assessment of genetically modified products. “Where there was a conflict of interest, 100% of the studies (41 out of 41) made a favorable GM safety finding.” Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306919210001302