Genetically Modified Food

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Genetically modified foods or Bio-engineered foods are food products induced with the genetic material of specific micro-organisms to obtain the desired characteristics in the food products. This process is done through various techniques of Genetic engineering and vector biology. There are various economical, ethical, political, social, environmental and health issues related to the use of Genetically modified food products in industrial scale. It is a controversial concern. Though it has the potential to bring massive change and enhancement in the food industry but it has major safety issues related which cannot be neglected. Genetically modified crops are pest resistant, delayed in ripening, environmental stress tolerance, improved nutrition and taste.

  • Golden rice
  • Bt. Corn
  • Flavr Savr (Transgenic tomatoes)
  • Amflora (Transgenic Potato)
  • Horizontal gene transfer
  • Antibiotic resistance

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