Dec 18, 2015Study on genetically engineered crops almost complete
Conclusions from a soon-to-be completed study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine addressing genetically engineered crops will be published in the spring of 2016.
A 20-person, multidisciplinary scientific panel has spent nearly two years gathering and analyzing information. Carol Mallory-Smith, a past president of the Weed Science Society of America from Oregon State University, is serving on the panel.
The group’s upcoming report will explore a wide variety of agronomic, environmental, health and socioeconomic factors, including whether initial concerns about the impact of genetically engineered crops have been realized and whether promises about their benefits have been fulfilled.
Since the launch of the study in 2014, the National Academies committee has hosted numerous public meetings and webinars and has heard presentations from 80 experts – all recorded and posted for public access on the organization’s website.
More about the study and ways to stay informed can be found at the study website.