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Food & Hospitality: Unit 4 Outcome 2: Genetically Modified Food

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The benefits, safety, potential risks and ethical concerns of GM foods are constantly debated. Read these articles to find out more.

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Genetic Modification - What is it?

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Genetically modified (GM) foods - Better Health Channel
GM foods are genetically modified using biotechnology. Common GM foods include maize, soybeans, oilseed rape (canola), chicory, squash, potatoes, pineapples and strawberries. GM foods are designed for greater resistance to pests and viruses, higher nutritional value and longer shelf life. However, their safety, potential risks and ethical concerns are still being debated. Laws to regulate labelling of GM foods vary.

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