Genetically Engineered Foods

Genetically Engineered Foods

1st Edition - September 1, 2017

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  • Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu, Alina Maria Holban
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128112717
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128115190

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Genetically Engineered Foods, Volume 6 in the Handbook of Food Bioengineering series, is a solid reference for researchers and professionals needing information on genetically engineered foods in human and animal diets. The volume discusses awareness, benefits vs. disadvantages, regulations and techniques used to obtain, test and detect genetically modified plants and animals. An essential resource offering informed perspectives on the potential implications of genetically engineered foods for humans and society. Written by a team of scientific experts who share the latest advances to help further more evidence-based research and educate scientists, academics and government professionals about the safety of the global food supply.

Key Features

  • Provides in-depth coverage of the issues surrounding genetic engineering in foods
  • Includes hot topic areas such as nutragenomics and therapeutics to show how genetically engineered foods can promote health and potentially cure disease
  • Presents case studies where genetically engineered foods can increase production in Third World countries to promote food security
  • Discusses environmental and economic impacts, benefits and risks to help inform decisions


Scientists and researchers in food bioengineering biotech companies, students and professors, biotechnologists, engineers, government regulators, food safety and quality professionals

Table of Contents

  • 1. Genetic engineered organisms (plants & animals)
      Sana Khalid, Zubaida Yousaf, Ahmad Ali Shahid
    2.  Sugar and sugar alcohol production in genetically modified cyanobacteria
      Niels-Ulrik Frigaard
    3. Genetically modified plants as sustainable and economic sources for RUTFs
      Mohammad Reza Sabzalian and Soleyman Dayani
    4. Approved genetically engineered foods: types, properties and economic concerns
      Grigore Madalina Elena, Biscu Elena Ramona, Alina Maria Holban
    5. Influence of Feed from Genetically Modified Plants (GMP) on Composition and Quality of Food of Animal Origin
      Gerhard Flachowsky
    6. Genetically Modified Microorganisms: Harmful or Helpful?
      Ionela Sarbu and Ortansa Csutak
    7. Techniques for Production and Quality Assessment of Genetically Modified Foods
      Sapna Jain, Mukesh Kumar Yadav and Ajay Kumara
    8. Awareness and utilization of genetically modified foods in the Nigeria
     Brilliant Ogagaoghene Agaviezor
    9. Biosensors as advanced device for the transgenic plants and food and detection
      Juliana Beatriz Sousa, Joilson Ramos-Jesus, Rosana A. Silva Fonseca, M. Fátima Barroso, J. Ribeiro Santos Junior
    10. Genetically engineered food crops to abiotic stress tolerance
    Sávio Pinho dos Reis, Deyvid Novaes Marques, Nicolle Louise Ferreira Barros, Carinne de Nazaré Monteiro Costa, Cláudia Regina Batista de Souza
    11. Detection of Prevented DNA Damage by Therapeutic Foods
      Sibel A. Ozkan
    12. Genetically engineered crops: Opportunities, constraints and food security at a glance of human health, environmental impact and food quality
      Ranjit S. Barbole, Ashok D. Chougale, Vitthal Barvkar, Ashok P. Giri, Vishal V. Dawkar
    13. Safety and risk assessment of food from genetically engineered crops and animals: the challenges
      Wilna Jansen van Rijssen and E Jane Morris
    14. Identification of Genetically Modified Foods
      Florin Iordache, Horia Maniu Carmen Curutiu, Petruta Cornea, Aneta Pop
    15. Methods for Plant Genetic Modification
      Coralia Bleotu, Lilia Matei, Laura Denisa Dragu, Liana Grigorescu, Carmen Cristina Diaconu, Gabriela Anton

Product details

  • No. of pages: 438
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: September 1, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128112717
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128115190

About the Editors

Alexandru Grumezescu

Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biomaterials, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 6 co-authored books and 11 edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science and Faculty of Medical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

Alina Maria Holban

Alina-Maria Holban is a lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology, at the Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest; and associate researcher at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. Her primary area of research is the development of bionanomaterials with antimicrobial applications. Dr. Holban has published 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 42 conference/symposia proceedings, and has edited more than 21 edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Romania

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