Genitically Modified Food


What are GMFs?

GM foods or GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) are foods that scientist change the DNA using biologic techniques for human and animal usa.

Benefits of GMFs

  • Sturdy plants able to withstand weather extremes
  • Drought-tolerant and salt-tolerant crops
  • Better-quality food crops
  • Higher nutritional yields
  • Inexpensive and nutritious food, such as carrots with more antioxidants
  • Foods with a longer shelf life, like tomatoes that taste better and last longer
  • Food with medicinal benefits, such as edible vaccines – for example, bananas with bacterial or rotavirus antigens
  • Disease- and insect-resistant crops that require less pesticide and herbicide – for example, GM canola.

Risks of GMFs

  • Reduced effectiveness of pesticides
  • Can cause cancer
  • Unintended harm to other organisms
  • Unknown toxics
  • Unknown genetic effects on humans

Foods that have GMFs

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