Genetically-Engineered Meat Isn’t Tested for Human Safety … Because It’s Treated as an “Animal Drug”
by George Washington
USA Today reported last October that the FDA doesn’t even test the safety of genetically engineered food:
Q: Does the FDA test these foods before they’re allowed on the market?
A: No. Instead there is a voluntary consultation process. Genetically engineered foods are overseen by the FDA, but there is no approval process. Foods are presumed to be safe unless the FDA has evidence to the contrary, Jaffe says. The FDA “has to show that there may be a problem with the food, as opposed to the company needing to prove it’s safe to FDA’s satisfaction before it can get on the market,” he says.