Effects Of Genetically Modified Foods On Health And The Environment

1550 Words Jan 10th, 2016 7 Pages
The “OMG” About “GMOs” Molecular biologist Nina Fedoroff once said, “Myths about the dire effects of genetically modified foods on health and the environment abound, but they have not held up to scientific scrutiny.
And, although many concerns have been expressed about the potential for unexpected consequences, the unexpected effects that have been observed so far have been benign” (“Nina Fedoroff”). With that being said, modified crops are not as bad as many people think. In fact, evidence has been found that genetically modified crops actually benefit the world’s economic and environmental condition. Whether the food helps feed starving children in Africa, or improves the taste of the potato chips that the average American man is eating right now, genetically modified crops have many advantages. Although some scientists may argue that genetically modifying crops have negative impacts, genetically modified crops have positive consequences on society because they help preserve the environment, they have more nutritional value than their organic counterparts, and they heal worldwide hunger.
Genetically modified crops have a positive impact on the environment because they limit habitat loss. Although using genetic modification on crops is good for the limitation of the loss of habitat for wildlife, it also benefits humans because it prevents deforestation and the depletion of oxygen. “Bt cotton, for example, has lowered production costs for cotton and led to increased amounts…
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