GMO crops are those whose genes have been artificially altered to modify their characteristics in some way or another (Health and Safety Executive, n.d). GMO crops provide a solution to the challenges faced in the Agricultural sector in Africa which lead to low crop productivity. Firstly, genetic mutation of foods leads to increased food production and more resilient and healthy crops. They are engineered to be
In the future, it may be equipped with genetically modified plants with mechanisms designed to prevent gene flow. This is important for the co-existence of GM and traditional crops, especially that medical and industrial use of genetically modified plants. Environmental indirect effects of genetically modified crops include changes in agricultural or environmental practices associated with new varieties. Whether the net effect of these changes had to be positive or negative on the environment is still controversial, calling for a more comparative analysis of new technologies and agricultural practices. The environmental benefits include less water pollution and less damage to non-target insects, in turn benefit biodiversity.
This paper has shown how genetic modification of food crops can be helpful in the alleviation of poverty. Like any other factor, genetic modification of food has its pros and cons. It also has risks associated with it. These risks include antibiotic resistance and creating allergies to consumers. However, it also has benefits.
GM foods can play a positive role to overcome the food shortage problem at world level. Furthermore GM foods are now cheaper than organic foods so GM foods are easily accessible for poor individuals. There are also fewer evidences which show that genetically modified foods are harmful for our environment and our health. So based on these facts I believe that GM foods are good for us and we should promote the production of GM
It grows during the warm season. They can genetically modify the watermelon to be able to grow during the winter months and then this person can have watermelon year round. Now take into the fact that the watermelon may not be as juicy and as good as a warm
There has been an increase in GMO foods on shelves over stores and supermarkets all over the world. Since 1994, GMO foods have been a major controversial issue between the people who support them and the benefits or the people who are against them and the negative ramifications. There have been much debate on what the FDA should do about the GMO foods. If they wanted to keep them they could cause much more sickness or if they wanted to get rid of them it would take many years to take all the GMO food off the shelves and produce GMO free food. Even though GMOs have good qualities and come in great quantities around the globe they also harbor a very negative effect, especially towards the human body.
In my food?...WHY? Do you want to have an allergic reaction every time you eat something that you favor? How about the question why is it going on , how it’s happening, but you’re not eating the food you’re allergic to? What if I say the scientists and factories are genetically putting genes in one organism to another for the past 10 years.I feel this should have an end to it making us American sickly nationwide. GMOs can cause allergic reactions by modifying often mixes or adds protein that wasn't indigenous to the original plant or animal, causing a new allergic reaction in the body.
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!
Pollan argues this by introducing us to all the food chains we value today, some much more than others. First of all, Pollan states just because it says it's organic doesn't mean it really is. If you buy an “organic” salad at your local grocery store, farmers will still use pesticides to keep bugs away and other animals. The chemicals they use are all natural, but it's not truly organic if you use pesticides or other chemicals. In The Omnivore’s Dilemma Pollan says, “Instead of toxic pesticides, crops are sprayed with natural substances, like BT, a pesticide made from a common soil bacteria” (140.)
Hence, human genetic modification can be applied to criminal and handicap persons and aid there better adaptation in the society. Moreover, when it comes to more modern application such as agriculture, Genetic Engineering is hailed as a blessing. Certainly, G.E. has the capacity the improve crops and animals by providing diseases resistance thus stopping the use of fertilizers and pesticides which contributes to a healthier environment. Indeed G.E.