It’s a good question.
The FDA is investigating whether certain genetically modified foods are better for human health than unmodified food, a process that has been widely used for more than 50 years, according to Reuters.
The FDA found some studies showed GMO products were healthier for consumers, but there were other studies that showed GMOs were not healthier for the public.
The agency said its preliminary findings do not justify a ban on GMOs.
“The findings of this investigation suggest that the current regulatory framework is too lenient on GMOs, with the potential to result in unintended and dangerous unintended health impacts for the general public,” the agency said in a statement.
It is unclear how many consumers are currently purchasing GMO products.
Some say they are afraid of GMOs because of a recent scare in California about the toxic effects of a gene-modified potato.
Another concern is that some foods have been modified to increase the amount of the gene that makes it more resistant to bacteria.