Transgenic foods: danger or benefit?
Reference of this article: Ramón D. Transgenic foods: danger or benefit? Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2000;2:277-288.
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Genetically modified foods result from the application of genetic engineering in food
technology. Their commercialisation is generating much argument, particularly in European
countries and the consumer is receiving contradictory messages. Certain groups speak of
health and environmental risks, whereas others believe they will provide in large measure
the solution to current problems of food production. The aim of this article is to provide the
reader with unbiased information about genetically modified foods and mention all the
possible risks and benefits associated with their commercialisation.
Keywords● genetically modified foods ● Transgenic foods