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Biotechnology: Two Decades of Experimentation with Genetically Modified Foods

Marjan Ajami, Mohammad Alimoradi, Mohammad Ali Ardekani
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Abstract

Background and Objective: Over the recent years, genetically modified food in varieties of corn, soybeans, canola and cotton have been introduced to the global market. This study reviews the health and nutritional value of genetically modified foods in the past two decades.

Results and Conclusions: Contrary to the present biotechnological claims, transgenic products did not prove to be so flawless, and actually failed to maintain social satisfaction. Genetically modified foods could not gain an increase in the yield potential. Planting natural products and genetically modified products in parallel lines will absolutely result in genetic infection from the side of genetically modified foods. One of the major anxieties of the anti- genetically modified foods activism is the claim that genetically modified crops would alter the consumable parts of the plant quality and safety. Genetically modified foods have shown to have inadequate efficiency and potential adverse effects in both fields of health and biodiversity. This review has presented studies of genetically modified foods performances in the past two decades, and concludes that the wide application and the over generalization of genetically modified foods are not fundamentally recommended.

Conflict of interest: Authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.


Keywords

GMOs, Herbicides, GMO yield, Genetic engineering, safety

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/afb.v3i4.11523

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