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NEW YORK (Web Desk) – The United States National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has said that genetically engineered crops do not appear to harm humans or the environment.

However, it is somewhat unclear whether the technology has actually increased crop yields, according to a report issued by the department.

The report also says that new techniques, like genome-editing, are blurring the distinction between genetic engineering and conventional plant breeding, making the existing regulatory system untenable.

The report noted that an extensive analysis of two decades’ worth of evidence provided no substantial proof that genetically engineered foods were less safe to eat than those that are conventionally bred.

The study’s authors also found no conclusive causal link between the engineered crops and environmental problems.