Recordings of Second Public Meeting Posted
Videos of presentations, discussions, and public comment periods from the December 10, 2014 public meeting are now posted here.
The committee heard from Dr. Dan Voytas, University of Minnesota, and Dr. Andreas Weber, University of Dusseldorf, who are using novel genetic engineering techniques to introduce new traits into crops. EPA, USDA, and FDA gave presentations on the U.S. regulatory process for GE crops and food. Scientists from companies that produce GE seeds for commodities (corn, soy, cotton, canola) also presented to the committee.
Updates to Committee Membership and Statement of Task
Three new committee members have been provisionally appointed to the committee. To view the committee members, click here.
Clarifications have been made to the committee’s statement of task.
About This Study
People around the world have a wide range of questions and opinions about the economic, agronomic, health, safety, or other impacts of GE crops and food. Claims and research that extol both the benefits and risks of GE crops have created a confusing landscape for the public and for policy makers. This National Research Council study is intended to provide an independent, objective examination of what has been learned since the introduction of GE crops, based on current evidence. The study will assess whether initial concerns and promises were realized since the introduction of GE crops and will investigate new concerns and recent claims.
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