GM Food

Is GM Food Safe?

Abstract from a paper presented by Dr Judy Carman at the FEN Forum on Safe Food 2006. Judy Carman is the Director of the Institute of Health and Environmental Research, Flinders University, South Australia

The safety of genetically modified (GM) food is a central issue driving the genetic engineering controversy today. This paper explores the potentially harmful effects of GM foods on human health and – in doing so – focuses upon the most commonly eaten GM foods in Australia. I look first at how GM foods are made and then consider some of the potential risks that inform a safety evaluation of these foods, especially in relation to the safety testing that has been done. Is GM Food Safe