GMO's: Good or bad??

Kaitlyn Drysdale

Benefits of Genetically Modified Foods

Genetically modified foods offer a variety of benefits and opportunites to the world with their modified genetic information. Some of these pros are:


  • Making crops and plants more immune to weeds, pests, and other diseases
  • Less of a use of pesticides and herbicides
  • Produces a larger yield making better use of space and fields more efficient
  • Foods will have better texture, color, taste, and nutritional value
  • Foods have a longer shelf life which makes it easier for shipping and retail
  • Foods can help decrease hunger and malnutrition around the world

Consequences of Genetically Modified Foods

Along with the pros that come with genetically modified foods/organisms there are a lot of cons associated too. These include:

  • The way the foods are genetically altered can cause dangerous side effects
  • These GMO's can harm the environment
  • Direct links to cancerous and degenerative diseases
  • Increase certain food allergies and elevate reactions
  • Such health complications caused by GMO's have gotten as bad as death

What is a GMO?

A GMO is a genetically modified organism. Sometimes known as a GMF, genetically modified food.

Should foods have to be labeled if they are genetically modified?

In my opinion, foods should be labeled if they are genetically modified. There are enough consequences to the process of genetically changing our food that people should know whether it has or hasn't. That way, it can be a persons conscious choice on whether or not they want to eat GMO's.

Works consulted

Batalion, Nathan. “50 HARMFUL EFFECTS OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED (GM) FOODS.” Raw Wisdom. Google, 2003. Web. 10 Mar. 2015. <http://www.raw-wisdom.com/50harmful.>.

Edwards, Terrell, et al. “Genetically Modified Foods.” UCSC EDU. N.p., 6 June 2005. Web. 9 Mar. 2015. <https://classes.soe.ucsc.edu/cmpe080e/Spring05/projects/gmo/index.htm>.