Genetically Modified Corn

Its affect on humans and the environment.

GMO Corn

Genetically Modified Corn, also known as GMO Corn, has genes that are not the same as original corn. It has genes that can make protein that is toxic to insects and also has genes to make it taste better, which is why it is sometimes called 'sweet corn'. The GM Corn also produces a higher yield (more corn) and has more calories.

Advantages

Genetically Modified Corn has it's advantages. It requires 6% less pesticide than original corn and produces more yield. With it's own 'pesticide' the corn can live longer and produce more corn. This helps farmers make more money from their harvests. The corn is also more sweet and people like the taste better than original corn.

Disadvantages

Genetically Modified Corn also has its disadvantages. It has not been thoroughly tested to ensure it is safe for consumption. A number of studies has also said that GMO corn can pose serious risks to farmers, human health, domesticated animals, wildlife and the environment. The corn can also set off many chain reactions. Example, if bugs cant eat they die and then the birds cant eat and then die so then the hawks and other large animals cant eat and then there wont be any of those amazing creatures.

The difference of Standard and Modified corn

10 Worrying Facts About Genetically Modified Food

Video

This video tells more about the negative effects of GMO corn and how they can harm humans.

Bibliography

"USDA ERS - Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S.: Recent Trends in GE Adoption." USDA ERS - Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S.: Recent Trends in GE Adoption. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.

"Center for Food Safety | Issues | GE Foods | About GE Foods." Center for Food Safety. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.