genetically modified food

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Any food genetically modified to resist or tolerate pesiticides, insects, or viruses, or to decrease spoilage, produce antibodies, decrease fatty acid synthesis, or increase production of certain amino acids

ge·net·i·cal·ly mod·i·fied food

(jĕ-net'ik-ă-lē mod'i-fīd fūd)
Scientifically altered foodstuffs intended to limit exposure of the plants or animals to disease or spoilage. Concerns about safety and efficacy have been raised worldwide.
Synonym(s): frankenfood.

genetically modified food

Any crop or agricultural product altered by biological engineering for drought resistance, increased growth, resistance to pests or pesticides, prolonged shelf-life, altered textures or flavors, or other economically or commercially desirable characteristics. Promoters of genetically modified foods point to their improved yields (which may have a beneficial impact on agricultural profits or world hunger). Opponents of genetic modification have raised concerns about its effects on ecosystems, human food allergies, and religious dietary laws.
Synonym: bioengineered food
See also: food
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Potential human health impacts of GM foods include allergens, transfer of antibiotic resistance markers and many unknown effects
What makes the decision even more interesting is that the BJP's manifesto, too, was against allowing GM foods in the country.
Currently available GM foods stem mostly from plants, but in the future foods derived from GM microorganisms or GM animals are likely to be introduced in the market.
According to Niyazalieva, the GM foods have both advantages and disadvantages: the GM foods increase crop and have no harm to the environment, however, the GM foods can cause allergies in humans and make the human organism resistant to antibiotics.
She said the party observed a steady increase in GM foods on the market over the past few years.
The health risk from GM foods keeps customers away and makes them turn to non-GM foods," Chen Jianzhong, Shan Song's Product Development Manager, said.
The health risk from GM foods keeps Russian customers away and makes them turn to non-GM foods," Chen Jianzhong, Shan Song's Product Development Manager, said.
According to a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, 53 percent of Americans would not eat GM foods if given the choice, while 87 percent believe GM foods should be labeled as such regardless.
The tabled regulation would preserve the existing EU-wide controls on GM production, but allows governments to prevent the cultivation of GM foods authorised elsewhere in the EU.
Opposition to GM foods was highest in Mid and West Wales where 40% of respondents wanted the products banned.
More people are happy to buy GM foods and fewer people believe they should be banned from sale in Wales, according to the report, Seeds of Confusion.
oCurrently it is not mandatory for GM foods to have different labelling,o he said on Tuesday, adding that the authority would follow international conventions on labelling as and when they are drawn up.