A thought for food

 
Published: Saturday 04 July 2015

Consumers in Japan are becoming increasingly wary of genetically modified agricultural products. There has been a steep rise in the use of bioengineered varieties of crops such as soya bean, rapeseed, potato, and corn. Consumer societies have argued that the long-term safety of bioengineered crops cannot be assured. The Japanese Diet and the government have started a serious debate to resolve the issues related to bioengineered crops including the labelling of food products derived from genetically modified crops.

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