GMFs In Our World
Do you really know what you are eating?
What are GMFs?
Risks of GMFs?
-pollen from genetically modified crops could transfer certain genes from one plant type to another
Increased Resistance To Pesticides
-insects could develop resistance to the pesticides produced by genetically modified plants, making it more difficult to control infestation and insect damage rather than less difficult over time
-introducing genetic material from one plant to another may result in the introduction of allergenic material from one species into another
-certain proteins cause more allergic reactions than others, so people with severe allergies won't know what foods to avoid when cross contamination occurs
Benefits of GMFs?
-many diseases such as fungi, viruses, and bacteria can attack certain crops
-genetically modifying food creates crops that are genetically resistant to these diseases
-when farmers lost crops due to pests they would loss their income
-foods are now genetically altered to resist these pests, so they won't ruin the farmers' crops
-malnutrition occurs when people are not getting sufficient nutrients from their foods
-Genetically Modified Foods contain additional nutrients; helping preventing malnutrition caused problems like blindness
What do I believe?
Cosmato, Donna. “You Are What You Eat: Benefits and Risks of Genetically Modified Foods.” Bright Hub. N.p., 1 July 2011. Web. 1 Mar. 2013. <http://www.brighthub.com/environment/green-living/articles/7415.aspx>. This site talks about both the benefits and risks of Genetically Modified Foods (GMF). This site passes the CRAP test because of it’s currant and from a reliable source.
Daniel, Harri. “Benefits of GMF.” Benefit Of. N.p., 26 May 2011. Web. 1 Mar. 2013. <http://benefitof.net/benefits-of-gmf/>. This site talks about the positive benefits of Genetically Modified Foods (GMF). Is site passes the crap test because its is currant and from a reliable site.
Robin, Suzanne. “Risks & Side Effects of Genetically Modified Food.” Live Strong. N.p., 26 Apr. 2011. Web. 1 Mar. 2013. <http://www.livestrong.com/article/417880-risks-side-effects-of-genetically-modified-food/>.This site talks about the negative effects of Genetically Modified Foods (GMF). This site passes the CRAP test because it is currant and from a reliable source.