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

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

View graph of relations Save citation

Open

Authors

  • 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

Research units

Abstract

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.

Documents

  • Impact using GMOs as feed and food

    Rights statement: © 2017, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

    Accepted author manuscript, 472 KB, PDF-document

    Licence: CC BY-NC-ND Show licence

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-121
Number of pages14
JournalFood and Chemical Toxicology
Volume107
Issue numberpart A
Early online date20 Jun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017

Bibliographic note

© 2017, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

    Keywords

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

Download statistics

No data available

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research

Copy the text from this field...