ISSN 2344 – 1283, ISSN CD-ROM 2344 – 1291, ISSN ONLINE 2344 – 1305, ISSN-L 2344 – 1283


Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Journal of Young Scientist", Vol. 7
Written by Teodora POPESCU, Ervin COZMA

Nowadays, there are many controversies around GMOs, mainly due to the lack of information, but also to the fact that the technology of obtaining the transgenic organisms is relatively new and therefore unknown by ordinary consumers. Many people believe that GMOs are harmful to human and animal health but also, for the environment. While some of these claims have been proven to be true, most of them are just speculations. Despite all the backlash, it has not been scientifically proved that GMO consumption is more dangerous than organic food. Regarding the environmental potential issues, in order not to bring ecological imbalances, the states that have embraced GMO breeding and cultivation have adopted very restrictive regulatory rules. This way, both ecosystems and food are secured. The present paper tries to detail, besides advantages and disadvantages, some myths and facts about GMOs.

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