Are GMOs, then, a risk or a potential benefit for human health? Human health issues have been raised because GMOs can be a direct source of food by eating a GM plant, animal or fish or an indirect source, where ingredients in processed foods may be GM e.
Presently the yields of most major crops are stagnating while the demand for food, both grain and animal protein, is growing.
There is a vanishingly small amount of protein or DNA from the original crop in vegetable oil. My opinion is that these costs should have been covered by government public health authorities, as they stand to lose the most from a population riven by vitamin A deficiency and they have the most to gain from the health benefits derived from this crop.
Here, we will briefly look at the current status of GMOs in the crop, forestry, animal, fisheries and agro-industry sectors.
GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, is a term commonly used to describe crops produced through a plant breeding technique that uses a specific type of genetic engineering.
Why the discrepancy? Unlike ordinary fats, MCTs are metabolized like carbohydrates. In our case the average size of farms is of 5—6 hectares; the farms with the extant GMPs may be up to more than hundred thousand.
I do not frankly know exactly what happens in all countries, but I believe it to be similar to what we have here in Europe with EFSA, which I do know fairly well.