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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Crops produced through GM technology are widely grown and consumed throughout the world today, and the number of GM crops as well as the products derived from these crops continue to increase with each passing year.
From our end, all the screams from the anti-GM crops groups seemed to be connected to the move of the Aquino (Part II) administration to form new guidelines on GM crops.
GM crops are only grown for research in the UK and most of the feed is said to have come from the US and Brazil.
The Minister s announcement follows an earlier EU decision to permit Member States to opt out of growing approved GM crops within their territories.
He was speaking at the one-day seminar on Capacity Enhancement in Bio-safety Evaluation of GM Crops and Launching of ISAAA Brief-49 at National Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) here on Monday.
Individual member states will have the freedom to ban GM crops, but the move is expected to pave the way for pro-GM governments to give the green light to greater use of the controversial technology.
Individual member states will have the freedom to ban GM crops - but the move is expected to pave the way for pro-GM governments to give the green light to greater use of the controversial technology.
THE Welsh Government is being urged to lay out its position after the European Parliament voted to approve new laws on GM crops.
The study will look to assess both the purported positive and negative effects of GM crops, before making policy recommendations for the future of U.
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Not only NGOs but farmers' organisations were opposed to GM crops," Raja said.
France, whose constitutional court has already issued a ruling to uphold a domestic ban on GM maize, welcomed the compromise proposal, as did Britain, a supporter of GM crops.