Genetic Engineering Not Significantly More Dangerous Than Conventional Breeding

Genetic Engineering Not Significantly More Dangerous Than Conventional Breeding.

Every form of plant breeding has unknown outcomes. Conventional breeding of wheat will result in a plant with about 3,000 alien genes. The breeder does not know where the vast majority of “alien” genes are or what they might express. This has been done safely for thousands of years. Sometimes the products of conventional breeding have to be withdrawn because of excessive production of toxins. Recent examples include potatoes, celery and squash.