Disadvantages Of Genetically Modified Food

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What is GM food?

GM stands for “genetically modified”. Genetically modified food is food that has been produced from organisms which had specific changes introduced into their DNA by making use of genetic engineering. This is done in order for the organism to perform better under harsher circumstances and to improve yield and resistance against pests. Genetic engineering can be used to introduce new traits and also have more control over the genetic structure of the food. Genetically modified food was first introduced to the public market in 1994. The first GM food that was on sale was the “Flavr Savr” delayed ripening tomato by Calgene. As of November 2013 no genetically modified livestock products have been introduced into the consumer market, although it has been experimentally developed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_food Genetic engineering techniques allow scientists to insert or exchange specific desired genes into an organism much more rapidly. This is because they do not have to go through the time consuming process of selective breeding which was not always guaranteed to be 100%. Thanks to genetic engineering it is now also much more easily to crossbreed species. http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/question148.htm

Advantages of GM foods
Pesticide resistance: genetically manipulated food can be manipulated to have a higher tolerance to pests. Losses due to pests can be financial devastating! Farmers use tons of pesticides annually and

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