Impact on environment, ecosystem, diversity and health from culturing and using GMOs as feed and food

Aristidis M. Tsatsakis, Muhammad Amjad Nawaz, Victor A. Tutelyan, Kirill S. Golokhvast, Olga-Ioanna Kalantzi, Duck Hwa Chung, Sung Jo Kang, Michael D. Coleman, Nadia Tyshko, Seung Hwan Yang, Gyuhwa Chung

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Modern agriculture provides the potential for sustainable feeding of the world's increasing population. Up to the present moment, genetically modified (GM) products have enabled increased yields and reduced pesticide usage. Nevertheless, GM products are controversial amongst policy makers, scientists and the consumers, regarding their possible environmental, ecological, and health risks. Scientific-and-political debates can even influence legislation and prospective risk assessment procedure. Currently, the scientifically-assessed direct hazardous impacts of GM food and feed on fauna and flora are conflicting; indeed, a review of literature available data provides some evidence of GM environmental and health risks. Although the consequences of gene flow and risks to biodiversity are debatable. Risks to the environment and ecosystems can exist, such as the evolution of weed herbicide resistance during GM cultivation. A matter of high importance is to provide precise knowledge and adequate current information to regulatory agencies, governments, policy makers, researchers, and commercial GMO-releasing companies to enable them to thoroughly investigate the possible risks.
LanguageEnglish
Pages108-121
Number of pages14
JournalFood and Chemical Toxicology
Volume107
Issue numberpart A
Early online date20 Jun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017

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Health
Food
ecosystems
Environmental Health
Administrative Personnel
Biodiversity
Herbicides
Pesticides
Risk assessment
Agriculture
Herbicide Resistance
Genetically Modified Food
Government Agencies
Genes
genetically modified foods
Gene Flow
herbicide resistance

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Keywords

  • environmental risk
  • GMO
  • precision agriculture
  • toxicity
  • GMO law

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Tsatsakis, A. M., Nawaz, M. A., Tutelyan, V. A., Golokhvast, K. S., Kalantzi, O-I., Chung, D. H., ... Chung, G. (2017). Impact on environment, ecosystem, diversity and health from culturing and using GMOs as feed and food. 107(part A), 108-121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2017.06.033
Tsatsakis, Aristidis M. ; Nawaz, Muhammad Amjad ; Tutelyan, Victor A. ; Golokhvast, Kirill S. ; Kalantzi, Olga-Ioanna ; Chung, Duck Hwa ; Kang, Sung Jo ; Coleman, Michael D. ; Tyshko, Nadia ; Yang, Seung Hwan ; Chung, Gyuhwa. / Impact on environment, ecosystem, diversity and health from culturing and using GMOs as feed and food. 2017 ; Vol. 107, No. part A. pp. 108-121.
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