A recent New York Times article, “How Square Watermelons Get Their Shape and Other GMO Misconceptions,” is generating buzz on social media. The article discusses various misconceptions about GMOs, such as GMO labels highlight a documented health risk and genetically modified wheat may be responsible for gluten sensitivity.
“In a 2014 Pew Research Center survey, just 37 percent of American adults said they believed genetically modified foods were safe to eat. Yet this spring, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reported finding ‘no differences that would implicate a higher risk to human health’ from GMO crops,” states the article. “Several other regulatory, scientific and health organizations have also concluded that GMOs are safe to eat.”