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Also known as genetically engineered (GE), genetically modified (GM) foods have passionate opponents as well as supporters. Unfortunately, clear and reliable information about GM foods and their impact, especially regarding health effects, is difficult to come by.
Derived from genetically modified plants or animals, GM foods are created in a laboratory where their genetic makeup is altered to yield desired qualities. GM foods include corn, soybean, canola, and cottonseed oil; fruits; vegetables; trees and even salmon.
Even though there has been a series of studies that conclude that genetically modified foods are just as safe for human consumption as natural foods, opponents raise several criticisms including health, environmental, and economic objections to GM foods.
View the original article here: Frankenfoods: The debate over genetically modified (GM) foods