Medycyna Wet. 67 (12), 814-817, 2011

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Mazur M., Sieradzki Z., Kwiatek K.
Hopes and fears related to genetically modified organisms
Genetically modified organisms are those whose genome has been changed using genetic engineering techniques. As a result the organism has acquired a new, desired feature which it did not previously display. Manipulation of genetic material and construction of transgenic organisms raises many hopes and controversies. This article presents the potential opportunities and fears related to the use of genetically modified organisms, especially regarding to commercially important crop species.
Keywords: genetically modified organisms, GMO, food, feed