Genetically Modified Food Essay

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Some people picture genetically modified food as being unhealthy and unnatural. Our grocery stores are full of genetically modified food but we are unaware because the food is not labeled. If some people saw a label in the grocery store stating that the product is genetically modified they may walk the other way. The individuals may think that the genetically modified products will cause some type of harm to their bodies over time. Some people are extremely pessimistic about changes that have to do with what they consume. I am neither for nor against genetically modified food. Modifying food in my eyes could be a good thing because the food could help aid world hunger, and help evolve plants and animals to the point they do not get …show more content…
Genetically modified crops are genetically altered to repel insects that cause the plants harm. In Dean Metcalfe article he implies that “The resulting GM crops offer improved pest and disease resistance; higher yields; superior flavor, appearance and nutrition; tolerance of specific herbicides; and reduced requirements for fertilizer or water” (Metcalfe 857). Being able to grow in dry climates gives genetically modified crops the ability to produce food during extremely hot months with little water required. This modification in my opinion is great. I say this because if there is a drought the crops will not be affected as bad and there will still be food for people to eat. Without genetically modified crops, I believe there would be more people in the world going hungry than there is now. If people were not so afraid of change and just give genetically modified foods a chance then some countries would probably be better off. Along with genetically modified foods being able to grow in climates they normally do not grow in, the organisms could also be modified so that they do not get diseases. In one of my articles the writer talks about how some scientists are trying to make animals that are resistant to being infected with disease. The idea of making animals that are resistant to disease could be a great idea to help with the health of our

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