Advantages And Disadvantages Of Gmo Foods

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The production of GMO foods is a solution to the food crisis around the world. GMO foods help to feed the ever growing population of south Africa and the world. GMO foods is a great advantage to human beings. The most important advantage of using GMO foods is that it is sustainable. GMOs provide a stable and efficient way to sustain enough crops to feed the ever-growing population of people in the world. This was the main goal of GMO crops in the first place. Another advantage is that GMO foods are better for the environment as GMOs require much less chemicals to grow sucessfully, the impact on the environment is lessened. The pesticides and other chemicals commonly used on non-GMO crops emit greenhouse gases and pollute the ground soil. An advantage of GMOs is that the crops are able to be genetically modified to be resistant against a certain disease that would have killed the non-GMO crop instantly. This again adds to GMO crops being more sustainable to feed the world than non-GMO crops as they are not killed as easily. However, there are some disadvantages that come with producing GMO crops. One disadvantage is that cross contamination can occur. The pollen of a GMO crop is also genetically modified like the crop. When this pollen is around other plants, even things like grass or weeds, the…show more content…
One of the reasons why people might reject the idea of GMOs is an intuitive sense of disgust—we tend to see genetic modification as contamination of food, and then instinctively believe that the food might be unsafe. People also tend to have a belief in "essentialism"—that something is essentially one thing or another, and if you stick a fish gene in a tomato, you're fundamentally changing what a tomato is. Another line of intuitive thought sees genetically modified organisms as "playing God" or "unnatural," despite the fact that plant breeding has happened throughout the history of
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