Updated on 27 June 2014
FDA said there is no concrete evidence to prove that GM foods are carcinogenic
Singapore: While consumers are demanding food companies to specify the genetically modified ingredients of the food, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had released an advertisement saying that there is no concrete evidence proving the harm of GM foods.
The Taiwan Homemakers United Foundation (HUF) has accused the US FDA of misleading the people and hiding the true facts of GM foods. The advertisement which featured in the United daily News said that there is no sustained evidence to prove that genetically modified foods are carcinogenic.
The article was supported with quotes by a biotechnology professor in Taiwan, the vice president of a food company in South Korea and FDA director Mr Yeh Ming-kung.
A French scientist Mr Gilles-Eric Seralini had conducted a renowned experiment which showed that rats developed cancer when fed with GM foods.
The advertisement claimed that the study was removed by its publisher upon assessing the small number and single breed of rats used in the experiment.