Biotechnology and Crop Protection Services
Foods derived from approved biotech crops are safe and are the most extensively tested food crops available today. Their safety is endorsed by scientific and regulatory agencies around the world – including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the U.S National Academy of Sciences, as well as national academies in the EU, China, Brazil, India and Mexico. Biotech crops are tightly regulated both before they reach the marketplace and once they are on sale. To date, there have been no scientifically-proven cases of biotechnology adversely impacting food safety or human health.
CropLife America, along with its sister organization, Croplife International, works to ensure science-based regulations that maximize the benefits of plant technologies and enable continued research, while taking a lifecycle approach to stewardship of these products – from gene discovery through product phase-out.