GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS – A REVIEW

Article Id: ARCC893 | Page : 112 - 119
Citation :- GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS – A REVIEW.Agricultural Reviews.2011.(32):112 - 119
Laxmikanta Nayak*, Hridyesh Pandey, Lakshamanan Ammayappan and Deb Prasad Ray laxmikanta8495@rediffmail.com
Address : National Institute of Research on Jute & Allied Fibre Technology 12, Regent Park, Kolkata –700 040, India.

Abstract

With the advancements in the field of biotechnology and genetic engineering a totally new dimension have been developed. It had become possible, by genetic manipulation of genes obtained from one species to another to produce transgenics -having resistance to both biotic and abiotic stresses, which have been also proved to yield higher crop productivity. Proper standard to regulate the genetically modified foods have not been developed yet, although bioengineers have begun creating hundreds of new genetically engineered crops. Their impact on human being and environment had not been scientifically carried out. This review paper provides some aspects of genetically modified foods with their benefits, hazards and future prospects.

Keywords

Transgenic Genetically modified foods Resistance hazard.

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