Health Risks of Genetically Modified Foods

@article{Dona2009HealthRO,
  title={Health Risks of Genetically Modified Foods},
  author={Artemisia Dona and Ioannis Sotirios Arvanitoyannis},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={49},
  pages={164 - 175}
}
As genetically modified (GM) foods are starting to intrude in our diet concerns have been expressed regarding GM food safety. These concerns as well as the limitations of the procedures followed in the evaluation of their safety are presented. Animal toxicity studies with certain GM foods have shown that they may toxically affect several organs and systems. The review of these studies should not be conducted separately for each GM food, but according to the effects exerted on certain organs it… 

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