What are GMOs?
GMOs (or “genetically modified organisms”) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, or GE. This relatively new science creates ... combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.
Food Safety Guidelines
According to laws that apply to all EU member states, a GM food can only be allowed onto the market if it can be documented using scientific data that it is just as safe and healthy as a comparable conventional product.
When evaluating the safety of food from a genetically modified organism, two areas are looked at in particular:
(1) The safety of the novel GM trait
(2) Unforeseen changes in plant metabolism as a result of gene transfer