In the recent decade, scientists have genetically modified fruits and vegetables to offer higher levels of anti-oxidant vitamins that help eliminate the chances of getting cancer and heart diseases. A textbook case for this point would be the “golden rice”. This variety of rice is genetically modified to produce Vitamin A. A lack of this vitamin can have grave effects, including blindness and even death. Many people suffer from this problem universal because they live in areas where vegetables containing the vitamin will not grow.
Sally Morgan (1998) argues that genetic modification can improve yields of crops by making them resistant to diseases, pesticides, herbicides and pests. Genetically modified crops will also help solve nutritional deficiencies by adding nutrients that are lacking in diets of many people. E.g. golden rice has been modified with increased amounts of B-carotene that prevents vitamin A deficiency. GM crops are developed to withstand harsh conditions, like extreme
Food is basic need to live life but the sources of food is decreasing because of land pollution and other factors. Hence, people are starting new invention of food among them Genetically modified food (GMF) is produced by Genetic engineering techniques. GMF is the modified food from the two or more organism that had changes of them DNA. It have some benefits and more risks. There are certain facts which show that, GMF have some advantages.
Genetic Engineering procedures are used by scientists in order to introduce new traits characteristics to a certain organism to increase the growth or nutritional value. Although there are many pros and cons that come with genetic engineering, it comes with a great purpose that is beneficiary to all. Benefits include economic and environmental growth, crop durability, food security, and improved nutritional value. The genetic engineering executed in the modified organisms causes the organism to ripen faster allowing crops to grow and multiply faster. Not only does this decrease the cost and damage in fertilizing the crops due to the genetic increase of nitrogen, but it also decreases the price for consumers while increasing farmers income as well.
GMOs will taste and look better, for example, McDonald's has admitted to altering their burgers. Which is why they look and taste so good. Many GMOs tend to last longer than normal food and some GMOs repel insects due to the modified ingredients. A very good example would be corn that is crafted by splicing into commercial varieties a gene (or genes) from a harmless bacterium. The bacterial genes express proteins that are toxic to corn-boring insects, but that is.
TBHQ does have some benefits but it is up to the consumer to see if the benefits outweigh the negative side effects for them. A food additive a product consumed/produced by the producer of the food which allow the food to stay on the shelf’s of the stores longer which will allow greater sales ("TBHQ Food Grade Antioxidant, Kosher."). An anti-oxidant, such as TBHQ, works by donating cells to unstable cells which might harm the food. TBHQ can instead of prevent unstable cells from harming the host, it can repair damaged cells to some degree (Breene, Sophia.). Anti-oxidative compounds/preservatives
It is a set of technologies used to change the genetic makeup of cells, including the transfer of genes within and across species boundaries to produce improved organisms. The purpose of genetic engineering is to eradicate the world of debilitating diseases. Although this is a noble goal, this branch of science also has many risks. Some people believe that we should care about genetic engineer because they believe genetically modified (GM) foods pose a serious health risk to society. However, the views concerning genet-ically modified food are mixed.
So, the using the malachite green to old, not fresh peas is a way for producer to increase the amount of ‘fresh looking’ peas in their production. The using of malachite green is a serious chemical hazard under food safety, and may give negative impacts to body healthy such as neurological damage (affecting the brain function), causing Alzheimer's and dementia. Malachite green is proved as carcinogenic substances and it is toxic to our liver, causing abnormalities in the thyroid and also will speed up the ageing
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!
The genetic revolution has impacted our lives in many ways. It has the potential to solve mankind 's existing problems, yet there is also a possibility of creating new problems. The genetic revolution is the breakthrough in genetics. Mixed blessing means that it has disadvantages as well as advantages. The impacts of genetically modified food and genetics on legalisation show that it is a mixed blessing.