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Effects of Genetically Modified Crops on Food Security
MS Hosseini , S KargarGhale Seyfi , N KargarGhaleSeyfi , A Heydari
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Due to the growing increase of the world's population, food supply and security have become the biggest challenges of recent years. Therefore, a response to the growing needs of international community to foods is application of genetic engineering techniques to produce Genetically Modified (GM) products. Although application of GM crops has certain benefits, concerns still exist about their biosafety. So, this article aimed to deal with various aspects of GM foods, find an appropriate basis for making decisions about these products, and investigate the problem's status from the scientific community view point.
METHODS: Related articles were searched in Pubmed and Sciencedirect databases in the articles published in 2008-2016 using the key words. After removing the unrelated sources, 32 papers were extracted and reviewed for investigation.
FINDINGS: Based on available evidences, using GM food technology plays an important role in reduction of malnutrition and suppliance of food security in the world. This technology is now distributed and consumed in most developed countries formally and legally. Application of GM crops contains certain benefits; however, slight and sporadic reports about dangers of GM food ingredients, such as being carcinogenic and allergic, have brought some concerns.
CONCLUSION: Therefore, discussing the existing concerns about production of GM crops should be with caution because there is little information on the impact of GM crops on sustainable agriculture. Thus, it requires decision making at national and even international levels.
Keywords: Food Safety, Genetically Modified Crops, Genetic Engineering
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: v
Received: 2018/03/17 | Accepted: 2018/03/17 | Published: 2018/03/17


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Hosseini M, KargarGhale Seyfi S, KargarGhaleSeyfi N, Heydari A. Effects of Genetically Modified Crops on Food Security. JBUMS. 2018; 20 (S1-2018)
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