Motified Food for the Hungry

By Lauryn Hyland and Joey Carrier

What is Genetically Modified Food?

When scientists take a gene from one organism and put it into another, that is called selective breeding. They usually take a gene that could be used to help a plant survive, and be fit for their environment. For example, a farmer plants corn, the farm gets infested by a disease killing all of his crops. He could genetically modify the corn so that it is resistant to the disease and he can keep growing his corn. They genetically modify this food to survive, and they will never run out of crops. This is currently being used to modify crops so that the food can survive all year. Also, scientists have already modified so many plants and animals, to best fit into our changing environment.

Benefits of Modified Food

The benefits of genetic modified food include resistance of insects, stronger crops, and larger production. Some foods have been modified to resist insects, which eliminates the use of pesticides. Stronger crops mean that they can withhold severe or horrible weather conditions, unlike most crops. Larger production helps get more food to more people. Genetically modifying foods help the hungry.

Advantages and Disadvantages of GMOs

The benefits of genetic modified food include resistance of insects, stronger crops, and larger production. Some foods have been modified to resist insects, which eliminates the use of pesticides. Stronger crops mean that they can’t withhold with severe or horrible weather conditions, unlike most crops. Larger production helps get more food to more people. Genetically modifying foods help the hungry.


Genetic Modification has it’s disadvantages as well, one of them being that it isn’t exactly proven to be 100% environmentally friendly. It was also proven that it was toxic to some organisms, it might even kill them. Many people are also worried that creating genetically modified foods might be costly and lengthy. It is important to remember that genetically modified has its ups and its downs.
What is Genetically Modified Food?

Economic Effect

The economic effect of genetically modified food would be that, farmers would be getting more money because they can sell more crops. Also, they can sell their crops year round, also generating more money. Then once the farmers have enough money, they can genetically modify all of their crops to be the perfect fit for their environment.

Environmental Aspects

This may affect the environment because, many of the plants we will see will be genetically modified. This will increase the number of crops that can be made, and feed our growing population. This could also have a negative impact because, if a disease spreads throughout a farm, and the one plant you took the genes from can't fight against it, your whole farm will die off.

The social aspect and it's future

Genetically modified foods will no doubt have an impact on our future. With the chance of improving world hunger GMOs are looking pretty good in a social aspect. The problem starts with it's disadvantages, will they be fixed? If not, will people still welcome them? The future of GMOs lies in our society, with the support of people they might change into something better, but with the concerns from people they might be stopped before something better might come along.
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Physical Affects

Genetically modified foods affect whatever organism is being modified. The modification can affect the food physically, but there are many variations. The organism consuming the food may be harmed, or dead. These organisms tend to be insects or other bugs. The GMOs do not need chemical pesticides given they are repellent on their own.