Genetically Modified Food

The ups and downs to Genetically Modified Food

What is Genetically Modified Food?

Genetically modified food are foods mostly crops that have had specific changes introduced into their DNA by genetic engineering.

Benefits to Genetically Modified Foods.

  • plants able to withstand weather extreme

  • Better-quality food crops

  • Inexpensive and nutritious food, such as carrots with more antioxidants

  • Foods with a longer shelf life, like tomatoes that taste better and last longer

Risks of Genetically Modified Food

  • New allergens could be inadvertently created

  • Antibiotic resistance may develop

  • Cross-breeding may happen

  • Pesticide-resistant insects

  • Cross-contamination

  • Health effects

I think.

I think it would be in everyone's best interest if these genetically modified foods were labeled. Most of the research I did people didn't like the fact they didn't know if there food was being genetically modified. I also think it would be helpful for those who are allergic to things so they know its safe for them to eat or not.

Kylie N