The Good Side of GMOs
By: Nithin Pingili
- They can better Enhance the taste and quality of the plants.
- Reduced maturation time can increases how much that can be grown in a year.
- Increased nutrients, yields, and stress tolerance
- Improved resistance to disease, pests, and herbicides
- New products and growing techniques
- Increased resistance to diseases or other viruses, productivity, hardiness, and feed efficiency.
- Better yields of meat, eggs, and milk
- Improved animal health and diagnostic methods
Benefits for Humans
- In places where food is scarce or difficult to grow, plants and animals can be modified to provide more nutrients and grow better under harsh conditions.
- Scientists have added vitamins and minerals to crops like rice and corn to fight malnourishment in underdeveloped countries.
- Plants are more drought-resistant and easier to grow.
- Many plants are designed to use less pesticides and chemicals to grow, which means less exposure to these potentially toxic substances for farmers and consumers.
Benefits to the Environment
- Friendly bioherbicides and bioinsecticides that are not at all harmful to the environment.
- Conservation of soil, water, and energy can be achived using GMO's without harmful effects.
- Bioprocessing for forestry products
- Better natural waste management
- More efficient processing
Benefits to Producers
Plants can be designed to be insect-resistant, tastier or to grow under more extreme conditions. Animals can be modified to give more meat or milk, or to grow faster. So this results in higher yields for farmers and better products. One example is slow-ripening tomatoes, which can be stored longer, hold up better to transportation and still provide superior taste and texture for consumers and manufacturers.