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

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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