Impact of Genetically Modified Food on Human Health
Middle East Journal of Applied Science & Technology (MEJAST), (Peer Reviewed International Journal) Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 75-86, July-September 2019
12 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2020
Date Written: 2019
Any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or those plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth is called Food. With the huge increasing population of the world, food production from natural resources could not meet their needs. So researchers move to produce more food using molecular-level techniques. This type of food is called genetically modified food (GM food), whose genetic material has been altered which is not present already in nature. GM food is made to increase nutrient content by alternation, has many advantages for humans as it increases the nutritional content and formation of pest, drought, herbicide, and cold resistant plants. But at the same time, it has negative impacts also. It is genetically unsafe, causing organ damage and allergic reactions in the digestive tract. The researchers are trying to do their best to produce crops with their desired characteristics by using molecular-level techniques.
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