Document Type : Review Article


1 Applied Biophotonic Research Center, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Food Quality Control and Hygiene, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


Genetically modified foods (GM foods) have revolutionized the agricultural industry towards more proficient farming in every geographical region of the world. The major tasks of this GM food technology could be summarized in four points including increase in food products, more convenient food processing, disease prevention and treatment and avoiding of using pesticides through the generation of pest-resistant crops. Although the GM foods technology had great advantages for human health, there are some concerns regarding biodiversity induced by modified plants, which can indirectly affect human being, as well. Further studies are warranted to define precisely the status of this technology in ecosystem in which human is living.


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