Genetically Modified Food (GMF)

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Definition of 'Genetically Modified Food (GMF)'

Genetically modified food (GMF) is a type of food that has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. This means that the DNA of the food has been changed in a way that would not occur naturally. GMF is often used to improve the nutritional value of food, make it more resistant to pests and diseases, or make it easier to grow.

There are a number of potential benefits to GMF. For example, GMF can help to reduce the amount of pesticides and herbicides used in agriculture, which can improve the environment and human health. GMF can also help to increase crop yields, which can help to feed a growing population.

However, there are also a number of concerns about GMF. Some people worry that GMF could be harmful to human health. Others worry that GMF could lead to the development of new superweeds that are resistant to herbicides. There is also concern that GMF could lead to the loss of biodiversity.

The debate over GMF is complex and there is no easy answer. However, it is important to be aware of the potential benefits and risks of GMF before making a decision about whether or not to eat it.

Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:

* [The World Health Organization's (WHO) position on GMF](https://www.who.int/foodsafety/areas_of_work/food_technology/genetically_modified_foods/en/)
* [The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) position on GMF](https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2016/09/20/usda-releases-new-report-genetically-engineered-crops)
* [The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's (NASEM) report on GMF](https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25103/genetically-engineered-crops-implications-for-agriculture-nutrition-and-the-environment)

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