Pro Geneticaly Modified Food

By: Nino Teruya

What Is a Geneticaly Modified Food?

A genetically modified food are foods derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or more specifically, genetically modified crop. GMOs have had specific changes introduced into their genetic composition through the use of bio engineering techniques.

Genetically Modified Food's Have Many Health Benefits

GM foods have a longer shelf life than normal produce, and can be altered to have fewer calories, fats, and sugars, while at the same time altered to have a higher nutritional content (i.e, high amounts of fiber or protein). GM foods will be safer to eat because they will be immune to certain bacteria and fungi. In addition, farmers can produce GM crops with less pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. GM crops can also aid people living in LDCs by infusing crops with vitamins and minerals they lack in their diet. Scientists are even working on creating food that incorporates pharmaceuticals, like vaccines, into edible crops. This would help make treatments easier to ship, store, and administer.

Ending World Hunger

Biotechnology is driven by research and innovation, and these principles can help achieve the sought-after goal of both keeping up with the food demand that comes with a growing population, and also ending world hunger. With the help of GM technology, the world's 6 billion people can be nourished by increasing crop yields on farms across the world.

Farmers will Benefit

With the help of biotechnology, farmers can plant GM crops that resist pests, droughts, frosts, diseases, and weeds, and they can save a ton of money that they would otherwise lose if they planted traditional crops because these things are harsh financial setbacks for farmers. Farmers can establish a 'no-till' agriculture, as well.