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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In light of this federal regulatory void, states have proposed their own GE food labeling requirements, generating protests from manufacturers and federalism challenges in the form of federal preemption claims.
18) if the FDA ever determined that a GE food may be injurious to health, it would have the authority to regulate that food.
A major concern has been whether the United States would end up with a patchwork of differing and inconsistent state and local GE food labeling requirements.
In 2012, the Food and Chemical Toxicology journal published a study that demonstrated that a population of rats that consumed GE food over a period of time was more likely to succumb to tumors and death at a much more aggressive rate than their counterparts in a controlled sample.
The unusually long amount of time it took for the farm-raised fish to go from preliminary to final approval highlighted the level of enmity in the debate over GE food.
The promotion of mandatory GE food ingredient labeling fits very well with the underlying marketing strategy of the organic sector.
Food and Drug Administration to label GE food and foods containing GE ingredients.
This is true even though "this conclusion will not satisfy those who consider the insertion or manipulation of genes in a laboratory a material difference per se, the science of food safety does not support mandatory process-based labeling of GE food.
Here's a look at what the Seralini study found, why it should not have been retracted, and how to tell the difference between valid and bogus claims about GE food.
The first major attempt to require the mandatory labeling of GE food in the United States was Ballot Measure 27 in 2002 in Oregon, which was defeated.
North Americans have been eating them for 15 years, whereas Europeans scarcely eat them at all, but there is no significant difference in disease and death rates that can be linked to GE food.
Beyond that, we just don't know what the effect is on people who eat GE food.