The Society of Toxicology (SOT), a professional membership association of
more than 8,200 scientists worldwide, has approved and released a new Issue
Statement on food and feed safety related to genetically engineered (GE)
crops. The Issue Statement has five key observations on safety, substantial
equivalence, and labeling.
The Society affirms the safety of GE crops amidst ongoing public debate
about potential adverse impacts of GE crops on human or animal health,
saying that each new event has been evaluated by regulatory authorities and
all necessary regulatory approvals were secured before their commercial
The Statement also mentioned that many GE events have achieved tremendous
commercial success in the ensuing 20 years, and during that time, there has
been no verifiable evidence of the potential for adverse health effects.