One of the most commonly stated benefits of GM crops is their potential to help with the future problems facing the world in food security. It is generally seen that GM crops can impact on food security both positively and negatively in three different ways. First, GM crops could contribute to food production increases and thus improve the availability of food at global and local levels. Second, GM crops could affect food safety and food quality. Third, GM crops could influence the economic and social situation of farmers, thus improving or worsening their economic access to food. Use the menu below to explore more about each of these topics.