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What's the truth about genetically modified foods?

Oct 15, 2009 02:58 AM IST India India

New Delhi: With Indian authorities having given a nod to Bt Brinjal, or rather genetically modified brinjals to be commercially sold in Indian markets, many activists are upset. Experts feel that it may not be completely safe to consume such foods as their long term effects on the body's growth, health and growth are disputed. Worse yet, one may not even get the privilege to know which food is genetically altered and which is not, so as to be able to make choices.

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