Research Guide: Genetically Modified Food

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20 Questions on Genetically Modified Foods

The World Health Organization created this page to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about genetically modified foods.

Genetically Modified Foods

This page, hosted by the University of Utah's Genetic Science Learning Center, offers a scientific perspective on the benefits of genetically engineered food.

GMO Crop (mis)Information Page

This site, hosted by the University of Georgia, offers a balanced (pro and con) list of sources for research on genetically modified foods and their possible health effects, recent laws and regulations, and other news.

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