Frankenfoods: The debate over genetically modified (GM) foods

The Knowles Gallery, Flickr Creative Commons

The Knowles Gallery, Flickr Creative Commons

WASHINGTON, DC, April 15, 2013- Also known as genetically engineered (GE), genetically modified (GM) foods have passionate opponents as well as supporters.  Unfortunately, clear and reliable information about GM foods and their impact, especially regarding health effects, is difficult to come by.

Derived from genetically modified plants or animals, GM foods are created in a laboratory where their genetic makeup is altered to yield desired qualities.  GM foods include corn, soybean, canola, and cottonseed oil; fruits; vegetables; trees and even salmon.

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