Genetic modified food: Distribution, consumption, problems and future in Saudi Arabia

Author: Fathy Saad El-Nakhlawy 1*, Mohamed A. Shaheen 1 and Abdulmohsin R. Al-Shareef 2
Received 29 October 2012, accepted 18 January 2013.
Abstract

Genetic modified (GM) food spreading, distribution, consumer information and adversely and positive effects were studied in the 4 main regions of Saudi Arabia. The highest number of GM food consumers was in West region followed by both Center and North regions and lowest was found in East Saudi region. The main significant factors positively affecting the GM food spreading were controlling the markets, positive propaganda, support of the local producers of GM food products and the high educational level. The main reasons for rejection of the GM food were detrimental effect on health, adverse effect on the environment, bad propaganda and high price of the GM food.

Journal: Food, Agriculture and Environment (JFAE)
Online ISSN: 1459-0263Year: 2013, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pages 212-214. Publisher: WFL.


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