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Transgenic foodstuffs and crops

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Authors: J. Hernando Velasco
Issue: 98A-3 (303-327)
Topic: Animal Production
Keywords: Genetic engineering, genetically modified crops and food, genetic engineering organism, food safety, risks in human beings, ecological risks, labeling of modified food

The role of the genetic engineering tool and the genetically modified crops and food is carefully described. Analysis is also made on the main topics dealing with modified genetically organism such as food safety, risks to human health, ecological risks, some ethical and moral issues, the lucrative art of patenting, regulation of genetically modified organism and food product s in the USA and in Europe, the consuming question of labeling, impacts on the third world and prospects for genetically modified food.

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