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Genetically Modified and Irradiated Food: Controversial Issues: Facts versus Perceptions

Genetically Modified and Irradiated Food: Controversial Issues: Facts versus Perceptions

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Publisher Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Year 13/01/2020
Pages 318
Version paperback
Readership level Professional and scholarly
ISBN 9780128172407
Categories Medical microbiology & virology, Food & beverage technology
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Genetically Modified and Irradiated Food: Controversial Issues: Facts versus Perceptions explains the technologies used in these processes so they can be understood by those in general public health, scientific organizations, politicians and opinion makers/policymakers. The facts presented include a massive amount of scientific evidence that these technologies are safe and can be beneficial. Because the world is facing a future with an increasing number of people, new technologies are needed to ensure enough safe and healthy food, thus technologies that have the potential to dramatically increase the availability of safe and healthy food should be welcomed by everybody.

Genetically Modified and Irradiated Food: Controversial Issues: Facts versus Perceptions

Table of contents

PART 1: Genetically Modified Food 1. Why is genetic modification of interest or why can it be useful? 2. A perspective on the evolution of genetic manipulation of biological materials, both plant and animal 3. How are genes modified? Crossbreeding, mutagenesis, and CRISPR-Cas9 4. Can modification go wrong and what if it does? 5. Genetically modified food and human health 6. Case studies 6.1. Genetically modified food in South Africa 6.2. Genetically modified bananas for communities of the great lakes region of Africa 6.3. Trends in genetically modified crops development in Nigeria: Issues and challenges 6.4. GMOs in Argentina 6.5. Controversial issues: Braziil case studies 7. GM crops and conventional or organic agriculture coexistence in EU regulation 8. The impact of GM crops on agriculture

PART 2: Irradiated Food 9. What is the benefit of irradiation compared to other methods of food preservation? 10. Irradiation kills microbes: Can it do anything harmful to the food? 11. Can irradiated food have an influence on people's health? 12. Safety of irradiated food 13. Novel processing technologies: Facts about irradiation and other technologies 14. Conclusions

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