Pros And Cons Of Gmo

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The Pros and Cons of Genetically Modified Foods Genetic modification is a biological technique that effects alterations in the genetic machinery of all kinds of living organisms. GMO is defined as “Organisms (i.e. plants, animals or microorganisms) in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination” (WHO, 2016). Genetically modified foods can be traced through history. The first genetically modified plants – antibiotic resistant tobacco and petunias – were produced by three independent research groups in 1983 (Zhang, et al., 2016). For this reason, the genetically modified foods are agricultural products that are dominant worldwide because of their productivity.…show more content…
For instance, to every story there are two sides (two points of view) that people argue and have different beliefs of. The truth is that genetically modified foods are becoming a part of society whether people like it or not. They can be nutritious, of higher quality, quantity, healthy, and economic benefit but at the same time considered as not being the solution to health problems, a cause of health risk, deduction of antibiotic efficacy and an increase of cost to everyone. References Bawa, A., Anilakumar, K., 2013. Genetically modified foods: safety risks and public concerns-a review, J. Food Sci. Technol. 50 (6) 1035–1046. Brookes, G., Barfoot, P., 2014. Economic impact of GM crops: the global income and production effects 1996–2012, GM Crops Food 5 (1) 65–75. Duvauchelle, J., 2017. Pros and Cons of GMO Foods. Retrieved from: James, C., 2013. Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2013, ISAAA Brief No. 46. Lin, Ch., Pan, T., 2015. Perspectives on genetically modified crops and food detection. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, Volume 24, Issue 1, 1 – 8. Murnaghan, I., 2017. Economic impact of GM Foods. Retrieved from:

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