Genetically Modified Foods

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

What is a Genetically Modified Food?

Genetically modified foods (GMF) foods which are from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or genetically modified crops. It is food from agricultural biotechnology and crops that have been genetically changed by scientists.

The Benefits of GMF'S

Peat Resistance- Growing GM foods such as B.t. corn can help eliminate the application of chemical pesticides and reduce the cost of bringing a crop to market.



Disease Resistance- With new GM technology, diseases like fungi, viruses and bacteria scientists can now create crops that are genetically resistant.


Drought tolerance/salinity tolerance- Scientists solved a solution so plants can be in long periods. For example, droughts, high salt content in soil, and groundwater which will help farmers be able to grow crops.


Genetically Modified Food Pictures:

Corn

Tomatoes

Apple

Should Genetically Modified Foods Be Labeled?

In my opinion, yes I do believe they should be labeled because people should have the rights to know if the food they buy is a modified food or not. People may not want these chemicals in their foods.

Risks of GMF'S

Human health is a very important risk for people who have allergies. It can cause a reaction, but there is not really any evidence of it being an issue.

Works Consulted:

Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful?" www.csa.com. Deborah B.

Whitman , 2000. Web. 4 Apr. 2013. <http://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/

gmfood/overview.php>.