Genetically Modified Foods

4 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2018

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Paul Cottrell

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Date Written: March 19, 2018


Genetically modified food has benefits and risks. There is a public concern to the actual safety for consuming genetically modified food and how these modified crops can negatively affect the ecosystem. Regulatory bodies in different regions of the world approach genetically modified foods differently, e.g. U.S.A regulation vs. European Union regulation. Proponents for genetically modified food suggest that engineered food is safe and that they are only speeding up the natural selection process, when compared to traditional breeding techniques. This issue also crosses religious boundaries as well, e.g. kosher and halal dietary laws. This essay explores the benefits and risk associated with genetically modified foods, whereby an emphasis was on comparing traditional food, human health, environment safety and government regulation.

Keywords: GMO, Genetically Modified Foods, Human Health, Government Regulation

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Cottrell, Paul, Genetically Modified Foods (March 19, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

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