Essay on Genetically Modified Foods And Human Health

1198 Words Aug 26th, 2015 null Page
Genetically modified (GM) foods have the potential to improve human health in the developing world. The genetic modification of food is a bioethics issue, due to the concerns raised when a foods physiognomies are altered to benefit the human race. Despite this, a food’s characteristics can be GM to become a vehicle for vaccines and a higher vitamin content, slowing the spread of diseases and thus improving human health. Furthermore, plants that are GM to be pest-resistant will cause a decrease in biological magnification. Finally, plants with increased tolerance to the environment will ensure a sustainable and reliable food supply. As genetic engineering involves altering the genetic structure of a plant, it creates a controversial issue; however, Nina Fedoroff, an American biotechnologist argues that “genetic modification is the basis of all evolution,” hence; food can be genetically modified so it contains the necessary genes and cells to ensure the health of a nascent community
Genetically modified foods are a solution to solving the developing world’s health crisis.

A food’s composition could be genetically modified to act as a vehicle for vaccines and vitamins, thus improving the health of the developing world. Developed countries have undergone an "epidemiologic transition" from infectious to degenerative diseases, however; developing countries do not have the access to vaccines to be able to achieve this transition
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