Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 11, Issue 1,2013
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

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


Fathy Saad El-Nakhlawy 1*, Mohamed A. Shaheen 1, Abdulmohsin R. Al-Shareef 2

Recieved Date: 2012-10-29, Accepted Date: 2013-01-18


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. 


Consumption, environment, genetic modified food, health, regression, markets, producers, Saudi Arabia

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2013
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 212-214

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