The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility has come out to strongly criticize the assertion that genetically modified crops are now safe. This is after the biotech giants Syngenta and Monsanto were awarded the 2013 World Food Prize.
The coalition brings together over 90 academics, scientists and physicians. In a statement, the network seeks to address widespread claims in circulation purporting that the GMO debate is now over.
The statement quotes a number of recent studies which have suggested that genetically modified foods are either allergic or toxic. The scientists also assert that there has not been adequate testing of GMOs to warrant any definitive claims about their safety.