Genetically modified organisms (“GMOs”) and genetically engineered foods are now known health risks. GMOs were developed and then used rapidly throughout the United States as an exciting technological advance, without assessment of potential environmental and human health impacts. As a result, 80% of food in the United States contains GMOs, and the United States continues to avoid labeling or restrictive policy of the industry. Compared to the European Union’s highly restrictive policies, which include strict GMO labeling, limits on imports, and extensive testing, the United States appears to be doing nothing. GMO consumption has now been linked to a rise in the number of autism cases; where a genetic risk already exists, the consumption of GMOs may catalyze the risk of autism.
Peters, Victoria H. "The Health Consequence of Genetically Modified Organisms and Lack of Regulation: Genetically Engineered Food Linked to Rise in Autism Prevalence." Sustainable Development Law & Policy 14, no. 3 (2014): 21-22.