Know your food

Know your food

If you google the words "genetically modified food", or GM foods, you'll come across pictures of orange kiwis, blue strawberries and other bizarre products. But there is more to it than a change in their appearance.

Seeds are genetically modified to resist disease and mature more quickly, among other reasons.

Yet GM foods are clouded by controversy. One of the biggest worries is how they may affect our health in the long run. In a recent study, French scientist Gilles-Eric Seralini and his team found that rats fed with GM corn developed tumours. That finding was enough to make governments truly concerned.

Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety has issued guidelines on labelling GM food, but you may be eating GM food without knowing it.

I want every GM food item labelled because I would like to know exactly what I'm eating. Wouldn't you?

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