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What is it?

Genetically Modified foods are organisms whose genetic material has been modified for increased agricultural output. It is done by genetically engineered techniques.

More Food

Genetically modified foods produce higher crop yields, and some believe it as a solution to solving hunger in developing countries. Although the seeds cost more, the yield is so great that such crops are cheaper to produce in the long run.

Benefits Farmers

Because of biotechnology, farmers are able to plant crops that are resistant from pesticides, diseases, and drought, which can help save a lot of money.

Less Use of Pesticides

Farmers don't need to use a lot of pesticides on the crops, thereby reducing harm to the environment. They also decrease the amount of manpower needed to grow the crops.

Better Food Quality

The food quality is better. Genetic engineers can make a fruit or vegetable to stay fresher for longer, extending its shelf life. They can also be engineered to withstand years of drought while still providing a good crop yield. Engineers can also add essential vitamins to the food that are lacking.

Help End World Hunger

With advances in research, innovations, and biotechnology, these factors can contribute to achieve a goal of keeping up with the demand of food with the rapidly growing population and also end a huge global problem, world hunger. Thanks to the GM technology that has increased the crop yields in farms across the world, people all around the world can be well nourished.