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POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF GM FOODS

Researchers envisage the development of GM foods will help -

  • Increase crop yields
  • Increase the tolerance of crops to adverse growing conditions, e.g. drought
  • Improve the nutrient composition of crops, e.g. increase the protein content of rice
  • Provide resistance to crop pests and reduce the use of pesticides
  • Improve sensory attributes of food, e.g. flavour, texture
  • Improve processing characteristics so as to reduce wastage and costs
  • Eliminate allergy-causing properties in some foods
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