Labeling of GMFs
Should a label on GMFs be required or not?
What are the benefits of GMFs?
-Can survive drought, disease, and insect infestations.
-Results in better tasting fruits and vegetables that stay fresh for longer.
-An antifreeze gene is used which makes crops tolerant to the cold.
-More food can be grown in more places using less chemicals and natural resources.
-This increased availability of crops can result in economic gains to farmers in developing countries.
What are the risks of GMFs?
-There are economic concerns present with GMFs. Bringing GMFs to market is a costly process.
-Allergenicity: introducing a gene into a plant can cause a new allergen or an allergic reaction.
-Studies have shown that GMFs have been involved in health problems like faster aging, immune dysfunction, insulin disorders, damage to the organs, and reproductive disruption.