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What are the disadvantages of GM foods?

Submitted by: winienufable


Expert response from Community Manager

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Monday, 15/04/2019 20:28

Nothing is ever perfect. As Rob Wager, faculty member at Vancouver Island University explains in a previous response,

“GM crops have been quite successful since they arrived on the market 20 years ago … That is not to say there are no significant issues — there most definitely are. However, when one looks at the legitimate issues with GM crops, the vast majority are not unique to GM crops and are equally applicable to other forms of agriculture.”

He cites a few common issues, including high seed and regulatory costs, germ-line biodiversity, cross-pollination, fertilizer use and herbicide-resistant weeds.

Read the rest of his response here.

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