Trace elements

A genetically modified organism is a plant or animal species whose genetic material has been modified by a transgene derived from another species or totally invented by man. This technique has various interests (improved organoleptic qualities, conservation, resistance to herbicides, etc.) and greatly increases yields. Their potential effects on health and the environment are still poorly understood.


Widely used in the agri-food industry in the United States, their use is more limited and highly controlled in Europe. Given the potential risk that they raise and the important economic stakes they represent on the other hand the regulation on the use of GMOs is currently very controversial between countries and scientific teams. Br>

They are mineral elements present at a very low dose in the body (less than 100 mg per kilogram of body weight) but are necessary for growth or maintenance of its integrity and normal functioning.

In humans, the essential trace elements, ie the insufficient intake of which represents a risk of deficiency, are iron, iodine, copper, zinc, selenium, chromium, molybdenum And fluorine.

The organoleptic properties of a food or drink are those perceived by the sensory organs: color, odor, flavor, texture.