“Genetically improved foods are “as safe as other supermarket foods.” That’s the conclusion of a biochemist and biotechnologist who studied the introduction of four new genetically improved crops in Britain.

“Critics can no longer claim that [genetic improvement] technology isn’t independently tested,” said a professor involved in the testing. The team says the improved products should be “available for those who want them,” noting that food improvement “technology offers us a more environmentally friendly system of farming and the potential for many consumer benefits.”