Essay on Genetically Modified Foods

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Genetically Modified Foods

Throughout time there have been many changes in the types of food we eat. There have been changes in the way food is grown and produced. Many people are unaware of what they are actually eating when they buy vegitables at the grocery store. The new changes in the foods today, are known as GM, genetically modified foods. Many people do not support the growing and consuming of genetically modified foods but I do.

The term GM foods or GMO’s means genetically modified organisms.

They are foods that have been created for humans and animals consumption.

These GMO’s are produced by the latest molecular biology techniques.

When the plants are modified in the
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Pest resistance is a great advantage because it uses a natural pesticide, without pesticides, farmers crops would be in danger from bugs, which would make the farmer lose lots of money. With the natural pest resistances this makes it so farmers don’t need to use chemical pesticides, which are very harmful to the environment and to humans.

People don’t want to eat food that has been treated with chemical pesticides because it will be a very big hazard for the person’s health. Run offs from pesticides and fertilizers can get into water, which can poison a water supply.

Herbicide tolerance is effective because, plants that aren’t engineered with herbicide tolerance require weeds to be removed, which costs lots of money and takes up lots of time.

Disease resistance is an advantage because there are many viruses and fungi, scientists are working to create plants that can fight against these diseases.

Cold resistance is an effective advantage because often times on farms there is unexpected frost which will kill some crops instantly. The way cold resistance is applied to plants is a gene from a cold water fish is taken and put into a crop.

Nutrition is a very important and effective modified trait in genetic engineering because without nutrition, everyone would be unhealthy.

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