The genetically modified foods debate: demystifying the controversy through analytical chemistry

Daunert, Sylvia; Deo, Sapna; Morin, Xenia; Roda, Aldo
October 2008
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Oct2008, Vol. 392 Issue 3, p327
Academic Journal
The authors stresses the role of analytical chemists in the genetically modified (GM) foods debate. According to them, the advent of biotechnology allowed genetic modification and selective breeding to become more precise genetic manipulation, and much controversy has followed this species modification and subsequent creation of GM foods. The authors emphasize the need for adapting current analytical methods and designing new ones capable of cost-effective detection of transgenic DNA.


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