Genetically modified food – opportunities and threats

Bohdan Achremowicz, Agata Wawrzyniak


Genetically modified organisms are increasingly used in various fields of human activity. The examples of benefits arising from their use particularly in biotechnology, cultivation, and breeding have been shown. However, the risks associated with modifications of plants and animals intended for use in food and feed raise public concerns. The paper discusses the risks and opportunities for agriculture posed by genetically modified food. There is a need for further studies to clarify the impact of GMOs on the environment and impact on living organisms, especially in long-term diets.


GMO, food, opportunities, threats

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