This paper is relevant to the impact areas in the following areas:
|Regions:||Europe, North America|
|Tags:||allergenicity, health, safety, toxicity|
Abstract or Summary
Based on the published scientific literature, this report examines the potential hazards and risks of consuming genetically modified (GM) plant products. Toxicity, carcinogenicity and food allergenicity, and the possible effects of consuming foreign DNA (including antibiotic resistance genes) are all taken into account. The report concludes that food derived from GM plants approved in the EU and the US poses no risks greater than those from the corresponding “conventional” food. On the contrary, in some cases food from GM plants appears to be superior with respect to health.
Are there health hazards for the consumer from eating genetically modified food? (held on an external server, and so may require additional authentication details)
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