Genetically modified sources in food and seeds in Tajikistan

Document Type : Research paper


Institute of Botany, Plant Physiology and Genetics, Tajikistan National Academy of Science



The article presents the results of PCR analysis, which can be used in the identification of GMOs in various food samples, monitoring of GM crops, seeds, feed imported into Tajikistan, as well as in the development of a legislative framework in the field of biosafety in relation to GMOs and GM - containing foods and consumer protection rights. The use of modern biotechnology in food production opens up new opportunities in areas related to human health and development. Biotechnology can help reduce food security problems by increasing food production by increasing yields and reducing crop losses. To increase the productivity of agricultural crops, plants are given new qualities that improve nutritional properties, facilitate the process of processing raw materials, etc. However, it should be noted that the use of genetic engineering technologies can have potential risks for the environment, changes in biodiversity, and the possibility of developing resistant insects and weeds.


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Volume 1, Issue 6
November and December 2020
  • Receive Date: 19 October 2020
  • Revise Date: 16 January 2021
  • Accept Date: 16 January 2021