GMOs

Positives and Potential Benefits by Janice Yoo

Health Benefits

  • Longer shelf life
  • Lower saturated fat content
  • Higher nutritional content
  • Lower fungal toxin content
  • Easier to store/ship
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Farmers' Benefits

  • Farmers can bring their produce to market at less cost
  • Enable farmers to optimize use of "no-till" agriculture
  • Improve harvests by 5-8%

ENvironmental Benefits

  • Fewer chemicals used
  • Creation of buffer zones deters cross-pollination and provides a refuge for harmless and beneficial insects
  • Herbicide resistance

Natural Benefits

  • Plant breeding methods are more precise
  • GM procedures are much faster
  • Speeds up process of evolution in plants