Is it safe? Information on genetically engineered foods for consumers fact sheet

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CoverLonda Nwadike
Kansas State University/University of Missouri Extension
Food Safety Specialist

Learn about genetically engineered foods — also known as genetically modified organisms, or GMOs — in this introductory overview of the issue. This publication discusses both the benefits of and concerns consumers have about genetically engineered foods, and provides examples of genetically engineered foods already in use. References and sources for additional information are included.  


  • Genetically engineered food
  • GMO
  • Food safety
  • FDA
  • Labels
  • Pesticide resistance


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