What Are The Pros And Cons Of Genetically Modified Foods

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World hunger is a problem we face today and will continue to do so unless a solution is found. Genetically modified food could be the answer the world is looking for. In this report the topic of genetically modified foods and whether or not it is a solution or a disaster in the making shall be explored. Genetic modification has its pros and cons. The advantages include a decrease in food prices. This is because crops will be easier, more advanced and less costly to produce therefore decreasing the cost of the final product. It is more economically efficient as it does not require pesticides or other costly enhancements therefore saving on production cost of the crops and because of this and added factors such as not producing poor quality or failure of crops; it allows for farmers to generate greater profits. Crops can be altered to withstand different environments and climates which mean crops can be grown worldwide and this in turn means more production which results in lower costs and more food to go around. These genetically…show more content…
GM crops can be grown on smaller spaces of land, decreasing the pressure placed on the limited space the world has for crops which is already a problem. GM foods can be more environmentally friendly as they require less herbicides and pesticides. Even though there are advantages there are multiple disadvantages which make the decision difficult. They are found to be dangerous to insects which don’t feed on the crops but that are equally important as they play roles in our ecosystem. GM foods can possibly change the field of agriculture. Genetically modifying organisms means the introduction of new genes into crops which mean an introduction of new genes and variances into ecosystems which are extremely delicate and balanced. It can cause unwanted residual effects. This is because even

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