South Dakota dietician Charlotte Rommereim

How do GMOs affect the food I eat?

Do you have concerns about GMO foods? There’s a lot of misinformation out there about which foods are healthy. We asked Charlotte, a local registered dietician, how biotechnology – the process by which GMO plants are bred – affects the food we eat.

Charlotte explained she has feels safe and confident serving her family food produced from biotechnology. The technology only affects the way the food is grown and has no impact on the taste, nutrition or safety of that food. So whether it’s GMO or non-GMO food, you get an equally safe and nutritious product.

GMO foods are regulated by three federal agencies: the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These federal agencies would not allow a crop into the marketplace unless it was safe. GMO crops have been regulated and monitored for more than 20 years, so you can rest assured that biotech crops are a safe option for farmers to grow and for you to include as part of a healthy diet.

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