Health Impacts

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Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 37)

Abstract

From a public health perspective, an important group of the coming generations of genetically modified (GM) crop plants and livestock are those with the value-added output traits of improved nutrition and food functionality. Continuing improvements in molecular and genomic technologies contribute to the acceleration of development of these products. Newell-McGloughlin (2008) presents examples of crops that have been genetically modified with macronutrient and micronutrient traits that may provide benefits to consumers and domestic animals. These new products and new approaches require a reassessment of appropriate criteria to assess benefits for human and animal health and well-being, and manage potential risks, while ensuring that the development of innovative technologies and processes is encouraged to provide value-added commodities for the consumer.

Keywords

Genetically Modify Genetically Modify Crop Food Sovereignty Genetically Modify Food Computable General Equilibrium Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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