Year:2024   Volume: 6   Issue: 2   Area:

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Houria MABROUK, lynda MABROUK

THE LEGAL MECHANISMS FOR THE USE OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS

Genetically modified foods are among the most significant outcomes of biotechnology, and they are one of the most contentious topics among scientists and legal experts regarding their potential effects on human health and the environment. The principle of scientific uncertainty and legal instability prevails in countries handling of regulating its trading, as opinions were divided between supporters and opponents of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and positions and legislations varied among nations on this matter. Efforts worldwide have been focused on creating a roadmap for the trade and evaluating its risks concerning the preservation of biodiversity and human health. Research raises several closely related issues, notably the gap between providing sufficient food for nearly eight billion people in a world with a continuously increasing population and the inadequacy of this food supply due to global warming and climate change. Other challenges are associated with the lack of legislative and regulatory harmonization for the trade of these substances between domestic and international laws and the stance of the Algerian legislator on this matter

Keywords: Genetically Modified Foods, Human Health, Global Warming and Climate Change, Food Resources, Legislative National and International.

http://dx.doi.org/10.47832/2757-5403.25.1


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