STUDY FINDS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS HAVE NO ADVERSE IMPACT ON LIVESTOCK
A study conducted by researchers at the University of California-Davis concluded feeding livestock genetically engineered (GE) crops has no impact on the health or productivity of those animals. Authors of the study also found no existing studies revealed any differences in the nutritional profile of animal products derived from animals fed GE crops.
The study involved a thorough review of scientific literature and field data sets. In their analysis, members of the UC-Davis research team examined nearly 30 years of livestock feeding studies representing more than 100 billion animals. Findings indicated the performance and health of livestock fed GE crops is comparable to those animals consuming non-GE feed.
An article outlining results of the study will be published in the peer-reviewed October issue of the Journal of Animal Science. Due to the high level of interest in the article, the American Society of Animal Science, which publishes the journal, is making it available here.
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