Revista de Nutrição
On-line version ISSN 1678-9865
CAVALLI, Suzi Barletto. Food safety: the approach to transgenic foods. Rev. Nutr. [online]. 2001, vol.14, suppl., pp.41-46. ISSN 1678-9865. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-52732001000400007.
The objective of this communication is to discuss the relationship between food safety and genetically modified foods. Biotechnology and genetic engineering are being considered as part of the second green revolution, showing that the use of transgenic foods is the solution for the world's hunger problem, without risk to the population's health and the environment. Because of this matter, food safety is being discussed, not only in qualitative but also in quantitative aspects, emphasizing the attributions of the responsible institutions and their interfaces with genetically modified foods. The transgenic foods are believed not to be the solution of the hunger problem in the world.
Keywords : food safety and security; transgenic foods; health.