Genetically modified foods(GM foods) or biotech foods are foods gotten from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), such as genetically modified crops. GMOs have had particular alterations introduced into their DNA via genetic engineering methods. Other ways by which humans modify food organisms include selective plant breeding and animal breeding. Most western countries like the United States of America (U.S.A) have utilised GMOs to sustain their growing population. Africa, with the exception of countries like South Africa, is yet to still make use of GMOs as a way of combating the growing food shortage on the continent.
An argument for genetically engineering for food security in Africa, By Chofor Che, 2 October 2012