Benefits of GMF's

They're not as bad as they seem.

What is a Genetically Modified Food?

Genetically modified food (GMF) is defined as food from agricultural biotechnology and crops that have been genetically altered by scientists. The process occurs when bio-chemists take desirable genes from one plant and insert them into the genetic material of another plant with the purpose of exploiting a trait from the original organism.

What are the benefits of GMF's?

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

Pesticide Alternative- crops such as corn and soybeans can be genetically altered to resist pests instead of pesticides, making the farmer, the consumer and the environmentalist happy.

Cold Tolerance- In order to prevent cold temperatures from killing crops, scientists can take a gene from cold water fish that produce "antifreeze", and place it into certain plants that always freeze

Some genetically modified foods:

Guaranteed to make everybody happy!

Risks of GMF's

Some scientists are concerned about how GMF's can impact your health. Some research shows that GMF's may cause allergies but there is not enough evidence to support this claim.

Works Consulted

You Are What You Eat: Benefits and Risks of Genetically Modified Foods. Bright

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