Genetically Modified Soybean

By: Lizbeth Rivera

Genetically modified soybeans: the facts

Genetically modified Soybeans grows best on fertile, well-drained soils, but can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions with the help of genes placed in them. The main reason soybeans where genetically modified was to help them become pesticide resistant. If the soybeans become pesticide resistant farmers would have more yield and that resulted in bigger income for the farmers. Soybeans were also used to help feed the millions of staved people all over the world. Genetically modified soybeans also had genes implanted in them to be more nurtisous for animals that they would be feed to. Since 1996 93% of soybeans in the United states alone are genetically modified and 73% world wide. Genetically modified foods help farmers save yields, feed millions of starved and add nutritious to animals, it also has various side effects on the environment and humans. A study on the effects on female rats has shown that genetically modified soybeans has negative effect on liver aging. All and all many people believe that the government should have labels for GMO's

First Modified Soybean

Monday, Nov. 23rd 2009 at 12am

The United States

In 1996 the first genetically modified crop was tested. In 2009 a company called Monsanto created a second generation pesticide resistant soybean. Many farmers took to it quickly while others were not sure about the effects it would have on the environment and their crops. However those who used it enjoyed the effects of more yields resulting in more money for the farmers.