Reasons For Genetically Modified Foods

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Genetically-modified(GM) crops are fostered through the integration of different biologic genes by tissue culture and gene recombination technology, the majority of those embraces crops corns, cotton, bean and rapeseed, which occupied 16% of total cultivated area among those original crops. Countries have been tested over 200 types of GM crops around the world since 1998s, it is increasingly playing a significant role in the society. Environmental organizations wish to curb the production of GM crops just because of the generation of new germ, imbalance of ecological equilibrium, intoxication or allergy of human being and diminution of the vital ingredients in food. People advocating against that it is capable of saving people from hunger, developing environment, obtaining needed nutrient elements and improving living standard.

One of the important reasons why environmental organizations want to stop production of GM crops is new types of germ will be bred. Heterologous gene of GM possibly hybridizes with bacterium or the germ of infected GM, generate another pathogen, which has dramatically deterioration to our surrounding although it is of intangibility and invisibility. In addition to that, GM crops possess a gene of resistant antibiotics, these mutated genes have opportunities to invade organisms to be
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Through the improvement of production and reduction of insecticide usage, GM crops are growing taller than the original ones, it can add extra nutrient or remove undesirable substance, which contributes to customers. Ingo Potrykus discovered golden rice in 1992, which is created by putting two genes of phytoene synthase, lycopene beta-cyclase and one gene from Eriwinia uredovora to rice(Ye, Al-Babili, Kloti, Zhang, Lucca, Beyer and Potrykus, 2000). It increases the intake of vitamin A, which helped 0.5 millions children every year in

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