Government approved GM food safe to eat

16:12, November 19, 2009      

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According to the “Genetically Modified food into the homes of ordinary people” activity held by China’s Science and Technology Museum genetically modified (GM) food is safe to eat.

Although Chinese GM research has seen great achievements in some areas, already reaching an advanced level, the public still lack a full understanding of what GM is, the safety of GM food, the control ability of GM technology and in which ways it contributes to the agricultural industry. This leads to doubts about purchasing GM food.

Huang Dafang, the vice president of Chinese Society of Biotechnology (CSBT) and a researcher at Biotechnology Research Institute of Chinese Agricultural Sciences Academy, points out that hundreds of millions of people worldwide find it harmless to consume GM food and the environment has not been damaged considering hundreds of millions of GM crops are planted each year.

Professor Luo Yunbo, the head of Food Science and Nutrition Engineering Department at Chinese Agricultural University, thinks that some GM food is safer than traditional food and the public should feel comfortable buying government approved GM food.

By People's Daily Online
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