Are genetically engineered foods safe to eat?

In general, the foods produced through genetic engineering techniques are less likely to have unforeseen undesirable traits than foods developed through traditional breeding techniques, because of the greater precision that gene transfer allows.

Some of the concerns about the safety of genetically engineered food plants include:

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Prepared Summer 1997 by Bernadene Magnuson, Ph.D.
University of Idaho, Dept. of Food Science and Toxicology - EXTOXNET FAQ Team.