Genetically modified (GM) technology is a highly controversial topic for today’s global food consumer.
The adoption of herbicide-resistant corn, which had been slower in previous years, has accelerated, reaching 89% of U. Anti-GMO activists argue that GMOs can cause environmental damage and health problems for consumers.
One such anti-GMO organization is the Center for Food Safety, which calls the genetic engineering of plants and animals potentially "one of the greatest and most intractable environmental challenges of the 21st century.""Genetically modified foods have been linked to toxic and allergic reactions, sickness, sterile and dead livestock, and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals," according to the Institute for Responsible Technology, a group of anti-GMO activists."Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe," according to the Non-GMO Project.
According to the National Library of Medicine (part of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, or NCBI), genetically engineered, or GM, foods are those that have had foreign genes from other plants or animals inserted into their genetic codes.
This has resulted in foods that are consistently flavored, as well as resistant to disease and drought.
Post-survey comments of respondents made suggestions on how the industrialization of GM technology might impact the future of China’s food supply and value chains.
Finally, the impact of emerging technologies like genome editing and genome-edited organisms (GEOs) on the GM food debate is discussed.
In 2016, global land use for GM crops reached 185.1 million hectors.
Although GM foods had helped sustain the nutritional needs of human beings and farm animals and mounting evidence showed that GM foods were substantially equivalent to traditionally bred food sources, it has also sparked fierce debate about its safety.
When dangerous chemicals are applied, plants use them to grow, and the food itself can be detrimental to our health."Many scientific organizations and industry groups agree that the fear-mongering that runs through discussions of GMO foods is more emotional than factual.
"Indeed, the science is quite clear: crop improvement by the modern molecular techniques of biotechnology is safe," the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) said in a 2012 statement."The World Health Organization, the American Medical Association, the U. National Academy of Sciences, the British Royal Society, and every other respected organization that has examined the evidence has come to the same conclusion: Consuming foods containing ingredients derived from GM (genetically modified) crops is no riskier than consuming the same foods containing ingredients from crop plants modified by conventional plant improvement techniques," according to the AAAS.