Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 9

Genetically Modified Food in the New Risk Society

Lorena Gallardo*

Faculty of Law and Social and Political Sciences, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Argentina

*Corresponding Author: Lorena Gallardo, Faculty of Law and Social and Political Sciences, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Argentina.

Received: July 25, 2022; Published: August 05, 2022


Although the notion of risk is inseparable from the idea of uncertainty, there has traditionally been a fundamental conceptual difference between the two: its measurability. Uncertainty was considered immeasurable, while in risk, on the contrary, was considered feasible to establish what the possible options were and determine the probabilities of each of them. Today, in the field of genetically modified organisms, it is impossible to quantify these new risks linked to scientific and technological development, making a new idea of risk necessary, which brings this concept closer to the classic idea of uncertainty: the uncertain risk.


Keywords: GMO; Risks; Biotechnology; Food; Liability


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Citation: Lorena Gallardo. “Genetically Modified Food in the New Risk Society". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 6.9 (2022): 22-23.


Copyright: © 2022 Lorena Gallardo. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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