Genetically modified food: to grow or not to grow?

Med J Aust 2000; 172 (4): .
Published online: 21 February 2000

Some people regard genetically modified (GM) foods as the best thing since sliced bread. Others want more proof of their benefits and safety before allowing more widespread use. Any problems with GM foods are bound to be felt in the area of health. Concerns about public health safety and regulation of GM food have been raised, as well as the ecological and economic impact. A plant scientist and a public health specialist debate the issues.



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