are foods derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) changes introduced into their DNA by genetic engineering techniques inserted genes can come from species within the same kingdom (plant to plant) or between kingdoms (bacteria to plant)
Techniques: include selective breeding; plant breeding, and animal breeding, resistance to certain pests, diseases or environmental conditions, or the production of a certain nutrient or pharmaceutical agent.
First commercial GMF - Flavr Savr delayed ripening tomato(CGN-89564-2) By: Calgene company production ceased in 1997
Slow ripening Prevent from softening Retain colour and flavor Resist to rotting (added antisense gene)
Plums genetically engineered for resistance to plum pox Transgenic carrots have been used to produce the drug Taliglucerase alfa which is used to treat Gauchers disease Roundup Ready soybean Six-pack rainbow fish papaya has been genetically modified to resist the ringspot virus
Recorded death from GMF: genetically modified version of the food supplement L-tryptophan creating a debilitating ailment known as Eosinophilia myalgia syndrome (EMS) POTATOES - genetically-modified potatoes expressing cod genes were allergenic. PEAS - it was discovered that they caused allergic lung damage
Increase risk of cancer Birth defects Gene mixing- give supervirus Increased food allergies Shorter life span Interior toxins Lowered nutrition