Facts and fiction of genetically engineered food

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Abstract

The generation of genetically engineered (GE) foods has been raising several concerns and controversies that divide not only the general public but also the scientific community. The fear and importance of the new technology, as well as commercial interests, have supported many of the ongoing discussions. The recent increase in the number of GE foods approved for import into the European Union and the increasingly global commercial food trades justify revisiting the facts and fiction surrounding this technology with the aim of increasing public awareness for well-informed decisions. Techniques that have recently become available for assessing food quality and its impact on human health, as well as the wealth of scientific data previously generated, clearly support the safety of commercialized GE products.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)277-286
JournalTrends In Biotechnology
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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