The Pros And Cons Of Genetically Modified Food?
The insect pests is one of the main reason cause crop loss. Crop losses from insect pests resulting in devastating financial loss for famers and starvation in developing countries. Without pesticide use, about 60% of the crop will lose each years. So farmers use many tons of chemical pesticides annually. As we know consumers do not wish to eat food that has been treated with pesticides, and the pesticides and fertilizers can poison the water supply and cause harm to environment. In the United States, corn was genetically modified with the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) gene to against the corn pesters, which resulted in increased yields and reduced pesticide use. Growing genetically modified food can help eliminate the usage of chemical pesticides, reduce the cost of crop and the loss nutrition of the food. Admittedly Genetically Modified food have some disadvantages. We do not exactly know if the Genetically Modified is safe or not safe. As we know many children in the US and Europe have allergies to peanuts and other food. There is a possibility that the genetically modified food will create a new allergen or cause an allergic