Monsanto is committed to ensuring that our products contribute to a safe, healthful and reliable global food supply. Our families and our communities rely on us and the various experts involved in testing and reviewing the safety of the crops we produce. We take that responsibility to heart.
Biotech crops have been reviewed and tested more than any other crops in the history of agriculture and have been shown to be as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts. In addition, each of Monsanto’s products has undergone many years of research, field trials and comprehensive testing before submission for regulatory review. In the United States, the FDA is responsible for the safety and appropriate labeling of food and feed products grown from GM crops; this includes a review of nutrition composition and potential presence of allergens. For more information on how Monsanto, specifically, establishes biotech crop safety, please see:
- How We Establish Biotech Crop Safety (Part I): Product Characterization
- How We Establish Biotech Crop Safety (Part II): Product Safety for Food and Feed
When it comes to our GM corn specifically, you can find the full safety summaries here. Each product safety summary includes information on molecular characterizations, food and feed safety assessments, compositional analysis and nutritional assessments, and environmental safety assessments. This information is a summary of the information reviewed by regulatory authorities throughout the world. Links to peer-reviewed scientific publications on food, feed and environmental safety of each of the commercialized products are also provided. A paper by Harrigan et. al. (Harrigan GG et al (2010). Nature Biotechnology 28, 402-404) summarizes more than 20 publications comparing the nutritional values of GM and non-GM crops showing that they are basically equivalent in composition.