Though the debates continue, experts agree that there is no consensus on the safety of GMOs. Organizations aligned with the agrichemical/biotech industry often mislead the public with claims of absolute safety when, in fact, the safety of GMOs is fully inconclusive. In the absence of a consensus on the safety of GMOs, it is recommended that mandatory labeling standards be enacted to allow the public a choice whether they consume GM food or not.
Agrichemical/biotech proponents say that the WHO (World Health Organization) position is that GMO foods are safe, but the truth is that the IAASTD Global Report, co-sponsored by the WHO and six other world organizations, says GMOs have NOT been proven safe. Here are 53 other health related organizations from around the world that are in agreement with the IAASTD report, and/or support mandatory GMO labeling.