Addressing Questions on Biotech Safety

This section is designed to address common questions on the safety of crop biotechnology.

Questions are arranged by topic area and contain a brief summary of information, our answer and additional links on the question topic.

  Risk and Biotech Crops
Why Scientists Can Never Prove That Biotech Crops are Safe
How Does Science Work?
I DONíT CARE WHAT THE SCIENTISTS SAYóBIOTECH CROPS ARE TOO RISKY
Risk as Perception
HOW BAD TIMES HOW OFTEN
Risk as Science
I KNOW WHAT RISK IS, BUT HOW DO I ASSESS IT?
The Risk Assessment Paradigm

  Bio-Fuels
Bio-fuels

  Biopharmaceuticals
The Benefits and Risks of Producing Pharmaceutical Proteins in Plants

  Food Safety
IS THIS STUFF SAFE TO EAT?
How Foods from Biotech Crops are Evaluated for Human Safety

  Environmental Safety
Does the use of herbicide-resistant crops create super weeds?Do Bt crops harm monarch butterflies?

  Genetic Engineering
What is genetic engineering and how does it work?Definitions to Common Biotech Terms

  Links to Government Agencies
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)U.S Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - National Institute of Health (NIH)
Canadian Food Inspection AgencyHealth Canada
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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