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genetically engineered food


n. Slang
A genetically modified food, especially a fruit or vegetable.

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At a public display of the approval, on Monday in Abuja, the coordinating agency for agricultural research in Nigeria, the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) said after many years of research, the council was proud to present to Nigerians the first home-grown genetically modified food crop which has passed all necessary scientific tests and posed no danger to human health or the environment.
Genetically modified foods contain food ingredients that are modified in a way that does not occur naturally, but through the introduction of specific genes from different sources of those components.
What are genetically modified foods. What are its pros and cons?
However, he is also voicing support for genetically modified foods in consultations on Canada's Food Policy.
Consumers typically have limited knowledge of new technologies, including genetically engineered food (Durant, Bauer, & Gaskell, 1998), which are also known as genetically modified organisms (GMO) or genetically modified food. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA; 2014) described genetically engineered plants as organisms that have had genes altered to produce a desirable trait.
Genetically modified food refers to partially changing the property or function of a specific organism by transferring exogenous genes to the organism using molecular biology methods.
Individuals with severe allergies, such as peanut, shellfish, egg, dairy, etc., need to be informed if the genetically modified food appears to be something they can eat without going into anaphylactic shock, is actually injected with a gene that can cause them an allergic reaction or death.
The member asked: "Reducing the spread of genetically modified food is important for the safety of public health.
In 2002, 43% of consumers expressed some level of concern about genetically modified food, and just over a decade later that percentage has exceeded 50%.
At the site consumers can research and verify the safety, prevalence and benefits of genetically modified food ingredients by visiting online information posted by credible and independent sources, including governmental food safety agencies, medical and health organizations, news organizations, food safety experts and non-governmental agencies, say GMA officials.
Marchers said they not only fear the potential health hazards of genetically modified food but the growing corporate control of the food supply.

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