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Genetically Modified Foods: Threat or Opportunity?


Sibel Roller*


School of Applied Science, South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA, United Kingdom

Article history:

Received October 29, 2001
Accepted November 8, 2001

Key words:

gene technology, GM food, transgenic food, soybeans, corn, rice, tomatoes

Summary:

Gene technology has the potential to offer many improvements in the quality and quantity of the world’s food supply provided that genuine concerns regarding safety, environmental impact, information and ethics are satisfactorily addressed. In this article, some of the benefits as well as concerns about genetically modified foods are discussed using examples such as tomatoes, soybeans, corn and rice. 

 


*Corresponding author:    rollers@sbu.ac.uk

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