According to Cornell University in the article “what is Agricultural Biotechnology?” An example for the effectiveness of GMOs are the Papayas that were hit with papaya ring spot virus which devastated the crops by 40 percentage reduction in only five years. Due to the genetic engineering, scientists developed two varieties of papayas that were completely resistant to the virus, and now these new papayas are growing in Hawaii. Klumper states that genetic modification technology has increased crop yields by 22 percent and farmer profits by 68 percent. GMOs have been widely used especially by the poorest
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.
Ziad Abdulghafour Genetically modified food 0014502 For centuries, Farmers have been cross-breeding plants to grow the most profitable and highest quality of food. Today this field of cross breeding plants has been revolutionized to a whole new level. Along with great discoveries comes concerns from consumers. Recently, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have replaced our diet with genetically manipulated foods, which affects human health as well as local communities. Farmers who choose to sustain the traditional way of farming techniques prefer to grow organic produce over genetically engineered crops while maintaining a successful business.
GM food first introduced into the food industry in 1996. At first I thought that genetic modified food is a good change in the food industry because GMO food is combined genes and DNA of different food. This change will create variety of food, cost cheaper, increase shelf life of some food, and decrease some diseases for some plants. These are all the plus side
The cost for the farmer to produce organic food and the higher price the consumer must pay in order to eat the food. Organic foods are thought to promote health in humans by eliminating toxins in foods. In addition, the process of growing organic food helps to conserve soil health and water resources, a benefit to the ecological health of our world and its inhabitants. Organic foods helps to reduce agriculture 's impact on the environment when farming practices are done in the true sense of organic, sustaining agricultural methods. (Davidson) The return back to organic farming is still relatively new and hopeful, the idea that we can sustain our soil for the future of production is one of the growing outcomes of growing foods organically.
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. It has always been said that quality is better than quantity, but in order to make food and crops durable, scientists have found that genetic engineering serves a great purpose for that. For example, some genetically modified plants withhold genes that are prevented and protected from viruses. Healthy crops can be just as scarce
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.
Not all things are always positive there would still be the opposite effect.This paper talks about the advantages and disadvantages of organic farming. The author hopes that he can help you on deciding either go organic or not. Now that people are into healthier lifestyle and environment, more consumers are changing their eating habits into eating organic crops. Today, the global market for organic produce amounts to billions of dollars, which means it has high demand. It also promotes productivity in the ecosystem and is also said to promote animal welfare and water conservation (Green Garage, 2015).
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.
When it comes to food producers, we are in the beginning of the radical change of food production ways. While people in western world usually take a side of organic produced food because of an idea it is healthier for them, third world countries are starving and in need of food hoping that giants like Monsanto, BASF or Dupont will save them with genetically modified crops they produce. It is a constant battle and controversial issue, but when comes to sustainability, both production ways have the same opinion and goal. Organic food production has different standards worldwide, but the common goal is to produce nutritional quality and seasonal food full of flavor. Chemical fertilizers as well as synthetic pesticides are not allowed in organic food production.