A Research Study On Gm Food Crops Essay

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Over the past decade, there has been increasing commercial interest in growing genetically modified (GM) food crops such as corn, soy, and rice from many nations (Baram & Bourrier, 2010). Like everything has the positive and negative side of it, also there has been a lot of controversies about GM food crops. Some research studies indicate that GM food crops are beneficial to those countries that are suffering from nutrient deficiency such as vitamin deficiency (Naqvi et al., 2009). In a study conducted, they proposed that they have created South African transgenic corn plants where they increased the vitamin content to provide various vitamin to those populations subsist on a monotonous diet of cereal grains that lacks essential vitamins especially in developing countries which its results were successful (Naqvi et al., 2009). On the opposite side, there are consideration of the potential risks which is too great to allow commercial growing of GM food crops or organisms (Ministry for the Environment, 2004). Especially in New Zealand, it implemented a strict system for controlling genetic modification in order to protect and prevent undesirable effects on the nature (Ministry for the Environment, 2004). In this essay, it will be looking at different ethical issues on whether should New Zealand allow genetically modified food crops to be grown commercially.

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