Genetic modification is a controversial field of science. Advantages 1. GMO’s allow farmers to increase profits using less resources eg. herbicides 2. Increases the affordability of many foods feeding more mouths and contributing to the goal of beating world hunger 3.
Another way pesticides can spread and cause potential harm is by volatilization. Volatilization occurs when a pesticide turns into a gas or vapor after it has been sprayed, allowing it to travel through the air and spread to different pieces of land. This can be harmful for wildlife, such as frogs When eating a non-organic fruits, it also same as eating over 30 different pesticides. Even if the fruit is washed, there are still many pesticides lingering on it and they could have seeped into the fruit or vegetable. Pesticides that enter the body are stored in the colon, where they slowly but
GM foods are often drought and pest resistance. It can also reduce the chance of the food being infected by viruses. GM technologies can reduce the limiting factors on crop growths like the crops being eaten by locusts or wilted because of severe droughts. Therefore, the growth of the crops will be more stable and the yield can be more guaranteed. If the crops are more droughts resistance, they can also be grown in the Africa, which generally has an extremely arid climate.
This shows clearly the danger of the usage of poisonous pesticides or insecticides that the farming of genetically modified crops helps in avoiding the usage of such chemicals, therefore GMOs are considered to be ecofriendly. On the other hand, I disagree with such thought, because I believe that if pesticides and insecticides are used the way it should be done the poisoning of farmers and animals won’t be an issue. Moreover, I think that the usage of such poisonous chemicals should be used under the supervision of the responsible authority. Most of the poisoning incidents are results of the insufficient knowledge of the danger and the effects of such chemicals or even due to the of safety utensils (Philipps &Park, 2002, p.2). Another study showed that the technology of GMOs didn’t help in the reduction of the amount of pesticides used.
According to the article GMO: Harmful Effects this just might be the case, “For example, phytate is a compound common in seeds and grains that binds with minerals and makes them unavailable to humans. An inserted gene could cause a plant to produce higher levels of phytate decreasing the mineral nutritional value of the plant.” However, there is one instant that I stated previously that took a certain gene from a carrot and was genetically engineered into rice to improve its Vitamin
Food preferences depends on the age of the A. fulica. Some preferred foods that A. fulica eat are bananas, Marigolds, pumpkin and many other kinds of vegetation. Human Impact: The A. fulica impacts humans by being able to transmit diseases to animals and humans since it can be a host to the parasite A. cantonensis. Economic Value: A. fulica is considered a delicacy in many regions and can be used to create fertilizer, chicken feed and can be tested in experiments. Although A. fulica can have a negative effect to humans as it feeds on the crops of farmers, resulting in a loss in crops available for the farmers to sell.
However, the health hazards that the food crops manufactured by this new technology might pose are rarely made known to the public by the scientists who are working on genetically engineered crops, hoping that vagueness will breed ignorance (Pringle, 2005). I believe that the perils far outweigh the promises of genetically modified organisms. In chapters 2 and 11 of Pringle’s Food Inc, naysayers of genetic engineering called these genetically modified organisms “Frankenfood” because they believe that they can cause potential health hazards to humans. “Frankenfood” threatens human health due to the health problems it may bring such as allergenic reactions, potential diseases, antibiotic resistance in the gut and also a decrease in levels of other nutrients in the modified food
If food is contaminated or not stored properly bacteria will grow and will make you very sick Some bacteria are used to combat pollution known as Bioremediation. Bioremediation is the use of microorganisms to consume and breakdown environmental pollutants. When bacteria invades the body it lowers your immune system and make the body more vulnerable to other types of viruses and
Additionally a booming human population across Asia in countries such as India and China has created a surplus demand for the development of a Precision Agriculture Market. As the population starts moving to an urban area, it is only highly likely that the demand for food and housing will grow along with it. Absence of superior farming methods only limits supply of crops for consumption. Increased output and better food quality is what is aimed for and precision agriculture method focuses on achieving that with ease.
As a result not only will the number of people suffering from severe malnutrition decrease, but farmers will be able to sell more of their crops and earn extra money. With the money they earn they would be able to expand their diets to more nutritious and greater varieties of foods, by buying more food instead of only