Genetically Modified Food Pro
Genetically modified food provides better resistance. The chemicals in the gentically modified food is resistant to weeds, pests, and diseases that can affect the food. (GMO Benefits) According to GMO Benefits website it states that it creates better use of land and less uses of pesticides. For my point the modified food tastes better and has a longer life span. By having a longer life span this will allow people to have better reliance on the foods because they will not spoil as easily.
Genetically modified foods are dangerous due to allergic reactions and can cause potential intestain damge. There is no economical value. GMO foods take just as long to mature and just as musch effort to make.(healthresearchfunding.org) The EU (European union) position: organic is better and safer to eat due to no unknown ingriedents.(webmd.com) Allergens and toxins: some genetically modified foods may contain higher levels of allergens and toxins which are very harmful and negitive on the human body.(Sympotomfind.com)
Genetically modified foods have nutrition benefits which provide greater nutritional value
for those individuals who eat it. According to the HSF (Health Research
Funding) genetically modified foods help keep one healthy and able to maintain their
body health due to the ingredients in the types of foods (HSF). The ingredients
are also able to enhance certain foods such as peppers in making them spicier
and corn to come out sweeter. http://healthresearchfunding.org...
Viruses and bacteria are used in the process of modifying foods can cause new disease. (sympotomfind.com). With the new diseases becoming because of these GMOs then there will be a harder time finding the cure. Unknown effects on human health; a person deserves to know what is being put into their body instead of hiding what is going in them. (csa.com) The least these companies that are making GMOs can do is put it on the nutrition label; which they do not do.
Genetically modified foods are safer than ordinary conventional foods or even organic foods
(agbioworld). Research from the following site http://agbioworld.org...
states that the foods do not pose a threat or cause any harm to humans or
animals due to the fact that the ingredients in genetically modified foods are
able fight off diseases and pesticides causing the foods to be safer. Genetically
modified foods have also been around for 10,000 years and in these years
studies show that there have been no deaths from these types of GMOs.
Not enough testing; There hasn’t been enough testing on GMO foods to say they are safe. (classes.soe.ucsc.edu) According to Classes.soe.ucsc.edu) Flavr Savr tomato catches disease easier, which also makes the crops more costly. Modified corn was never even meant for human consumption; what does that tell you? That it is unsafe! (Starlink.com)
The majority of the foods in the United States are genetically modified. 60% to 70%
of foods in the US have genetically modified ingredients in them according to
the WebMD. Foods that have modified ingredients in them are soybeans, corn,
cotton, and rapeseed oil are the most common foods. All parts of baby food are
genetically modified so you have been eating genetically modified foods ever
since you were born. http://www.webmd.com...
Are these GMO foods safer for the environment? Cross pollination; pollen from GMO plants can spread and affect other plants to make super weeds. (classes.soe.ucsc.edu) Roundup ready soy fields require an average of 3X as much round up. Insects are becoming resistant to the BT gene inserted into corn and cotton in order to kill off pesticides; which is meaning that farmers can still lose their crops.(classes.soe.ucsc.edu)
According to the website http://www.csa.com...
state that genetically modified foods are able to stand longer time periods of
droughts or high salt concentrations in the soil. Genetically modified foods
help stable one diet because on the labels it states that the ingredients that
are used to make the food lack certain ingredients causing them to be
healthier. Unexpected frosts can destroy the seeds or crops. The genetically
modified organisms carry an antifreeze gene allowing the crop to be resistant
and tolerate the cold in order to survive (CSA). These crops having the ingredients
in them cause the shelf life to be longer than other foods that are on the
shelves at food stores.
Finical impacts; $200 million dollars was invested into creating Flavr Savr (as mentioned before) and it almost none of the investment was able to be received. (Starlink.com) GM crops have cost the USA an estimated $12 billion in farm subsidies. Massive failures in BT cotton went up to 100% in India in 2012. (classes.soe.ucsc.edu)
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