Neil deGrasse Tyson had something to say about the anti-GMO (genetically modified organism) crowd here:
I’ve always found it odd that the left will bash the right for being anti-science because of the climate change deniers while holding a belief that’s anti-science (being anti-GMO). It’s as baseless and fear-mongering-based as the climate change deniers.
As Tyson says, there are chemicals in everything we eat and if we could put labels on fruits and vegetables, the “healthy” food, we would see how many chemicals are in those as well.
The American Association for The Advancement of Science, the largest organization of its kind, had this to say:
Contrary to popular misconceptions, GM [genetically modified] crops are the most extensively tested crops ever added to our food supply. There are occasional claims that feeding GM foods to animals causes aberrations ranging from digestive disorders, to sterility, tumors and premature death. Although such claims are often sensationalized and receive a great deal of media attention, none have stood up to rigorous scientific scrutiny. Indeed, the science is quite clear: crop improvement by the modern molecular techniques of biotechnology is safe.