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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2012 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 19 | Page No.: 3613-3617
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2012.3613.3617  
Genetically Modified Crops and Human Health
Iraz Haspolat Kaya
Abstract: Since, genetically modified (transgenic) crops have genes which do not belong to their own species, potential risks of these crops on health have brought up in recent years. In general, majority of genes transferred to plants via biotechnological methods are bacteria and virus originated which forms the basis of several problems. Since, transgenic crops include new transformed gene products and seconder metabolites, they have a potential risk on human health. The most important health risks of genetically modified crops are claimed to be allergy, toxicity and cancer. Public health regulatory systems need to be put in place in every country to identify and monitor potential adverse human health effects of transgenic crops.
How to cite this article:
Iraz Haspolat Kaya , 2012. Genetically Modified Crops and Human Health. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 11: 3613-3617.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2012.3613.3617