Getting the facts about GMO foods

Getting the facts about genetically modified foods is a lot easier these days.

Scientists say that there are benefits to growing GMO crops because they can withstand extreme weather. They also need fewer chemical applications and they can have extra nutrition.

One food scientist says that sometimes these can get lost in the misinformation online.

According to Karen Blakeslee with Kansas State University Extension, “There’s been no evidence that any of these food products have caused any kind of food safety issues... There’s a lot of misinformation about these food products, and why they are out there in the food system... We are trying to get that science based information out there.”

FDA has a website where you can find out more about the history and science behind GMOs.