Genetically Modified Food/Organism

Lauryn Gause

Definition

A GMO or GMF is a genetically modified food or organism.

Benefits

- insect and weed resistance

- environmental protection

- more nutritious foods

- better texture, flavor and nutritional value

- longer shelf life

- sustainable way to feed the world

Risks

- allergic reactions

- decreased antibiotic efficacy

- gene transfer

- not precise or predictable

- unintended harm to other organisms

- increased use of pesticides

Should they be labeled?

Yes because there are many health risks that come with them even though there is more food being produced for the world.

Works Consulted

Genetically Modified Foods. UC Santa Cruz, 2005. Web. 10 Mar. 2015. <https://classes.soe.ucsc.edu/cmpe080e/Spring05/projects/gmo/benefits.htm>.

GMO Awareness. GMO-Awareness, 2014. Web. 10 Mar. 2015. <http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-risks/>.

Livestrong. Demand Media, 2015. Web. 10 Mar. 2015. <http://www.livestrong.com/article/213053-pros-cons-of-gmo-foods/>.