Are genetically modified foods a danger?

There’s a ‘known unknown’ issue yet to be explored in the genetic modification of food, says Professor Garry Egger

Genetically modified (GM) foods were once kept under the radar. Apart from the odd fish that glowed in the dark, most modifications were made to drive away pests or lengthen growing seasons.

Now, it seems, GM food producers have gone on the front foot. A New Scientist feature in May discusses this in a cover story entitled ‘A new kind of superfood’.

It appears producers have been emboldened by the need to feed a burgeoning world population with declining arable space.

In their favour is the fact that nobody would really know if