The genetically modified (GM) food industry has been facing controversy for years. Consumers have been slow to accept the use of GM crops in food production, while the scientific community assures consumers that GM benefits outweigh the risks. Despite the friction surrounding the industry, GM crop production continues to advance on a global scale. GM crops have been around for more than 20 years, and the industry generates roughly $18 billion annually. As technology continues to improve and consumer demands continue to increase, the GM food market will face some significant challenges.
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