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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We are almost the only country in the world that allows GMO food to be sold, for one.
Consumer and environmental groups and organic farm organizations have alleged safety concerns about GMO food products and the chemicals applied on GMO crops in the United States.
We believe that much of the energy around GMO food labelling would dissipate if the federal government honored the original deal we struck on organic food and allowed producers to label their products as GMO-free.
Under the Cartagena Protocol that manages GMOs, GMO food exporting countries are expected to inform the GMO receiving country.
In 2013, 28 states introduced bills to their respective legislatures that would require GMO food labeling.
It would make Connecticut the first state to establish legal requirements for the labeling of GMO food.
In September 2012, a French molecular biology professor named Gilles-Eric Seralini published a study in the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology that has come to be pivotal in the GMO food fight.
However, the FDA's policy for regulating GMO foods does not require additional testing to prove safety, unless a GMO food is significantly different--nutritionally or otherwise--compared to its non-GMO food-equivalent.
Scientific authorities the world over have evaluated GMO crops for years, especially in Europe, and have delivered marketing authorisations, relying on their conclusion that GMO food is safe," he added.
Once the GMO food enters into one's system people will become a slave to those that own the pesticides that grow GM foods.
The changes in legislation allow for more GM Crops to be grown in Bulgaria but do not involve changes in the rules on GMO food products in shops.
GMO seeds, GMO food and GMO feed threatens our biodiversity and our sustainability.