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Biotechnology and Nutrition
An analysis of food safety and food labeling issues for genetically modified foods.
# 101165 | 1,181 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper highlights the major statistics regarding biotechnology and the agricultural industry. It then examines governmental and organizational involvement in biotechnology, both locally and internationally. The paper focuses on biotechnology issues as they relate to food safety, food labeling and guidelines for genetically modified foods.

Table of Contents:
Biotechnology and Nutrition
Governmental Agencies
Food Labeling

From the Paper:

"The bottom line consideration is one between scientists and those who make public policy and the unknown variable of the long term health risks of consuming genetically modified foods (Underwood, 2003). As Greger (2000) points out, however, there is often a disparity between what consumers consider important information and what scientists have to offer. Underwood (2003) states the solution is to develop a sense of trust by having scientists and governmental agencies admit the unknowns and risk elements, thus allowing individuals, states or countries to weigh the benefits against the risks for themselves and make an informed decision."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bucolla, S. T., (2003), Rationality, awe, and the demand for biotechnology. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 85, 1105-1106.
  • Greger, J. L. (2000). Biotechnology: Mobilizing dietitians to be a resource. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 100, 1306-1308.
  • Huffman, W. E. Consumers' acceptance of (and resistance to) genetically modified foods in high-income countries: Effects of labels and information in an uncertain environment. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 85, 1112-1118.
  • McCullum, C., Benbrook, C., Knowles, L., Roberts, S. & Schryver, T. (2003). Application of modern biotechnology to food and agriculture: Food systems perspective. Journal of Nutrition Educational and Behavior, 35(6), 319-332.
  • Miller, H. I., & Conko, G. (2005). Agricultural biotechnology: Overregulated and underappreciated. Issues in Science and Technology, 76-80.

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