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The Great Debate: Are GMOs a Food Safety Boon or Bane?

The Great Debate: Are GMOs a Food Safety Boon or Bane?

June 26.2024

Divyanshi Rawat
Compliance Executive (Food Division)

The Great Debate: Are GMOs a Food Safety Boon or Bane?

The topic of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has long been a contentious issue in the realm of food safety. While proponents argue that GMOs are the key to addressing global food security challenges, critics raise concerns about their potential health and environmental impacts. Let’s dive into this controversial topic and explore both sides of the debate.

Pros of GMOs:

Cons of GMOs:

Common GMO Crops:

Regulatory Landscape:

In India, the cultivation and sale of GMOs are regulated by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) under the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change. The FSSAI also plays a role in regulating GMOs in the context of food safety

The Way Forward:

The debate over GMOs is far from over, and it’s essential to consider both the benefits and risks associated with their use. Continued research, transparency, and informed decision-making are key to ensuring the safety and sustainability of our food supply.

What are your thoughts on GMOs? Join the conversation and share your views!

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