Disadvantages And Disadvantages Of Genetically Modified Foods

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Often a common question is whether the production of GM foods is a solution to the food crisis or a disaster in the making. First off GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans. So essentially it is taking food, modifying food using a gene that solves an obstacle and putting it on the market for us to eat. Some of the advantages of GM foods are that they are better for the environment. GMOs are adapted in such a way that many plants don’t require pesticides or other chemicals that impact on the earth. GMOs increase the flavour and longevity of the fruit. Another advantage which is probably in the best interest of society is that fact that it often decreases price of products and often becomes more affordable. Although research and testing is not cheap, once it is on the market the prices of your normal GM foods are substantially more affordable. With all the advantages comes the counter, disadvantage. GM foods often cause cross contamination where pollen from genetically modified foods are also contaminated. When GMOs are around other plants often the pollen can drift over to the wrong plants and create plants that have resistance to the conditions that were meant for the crops to be resistant to. Essentially GMOs potentially have the
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