English Name: Wendy. Student Number: 41425022. Class: 2.
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English name: Wendy
Student number: 41425022
The Genetically Enhanced Food: Should be Supported “In our country, whenever we are, we should bear in mind that solving the food problem is the foundation(Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping)”. China is the most populous country in the world. According to the publication of preliminary data from the sixth China’s census in 2016, China’s population has up to 1.35 billion. And it is still growing with the 0.57% of the average annual growth rate. Besides this, land to plant is becoming fewer and fewer. More land is utilized for housing and other uses. Because of the massive population, cultivated land problem and other reasons, food supplies is always a big problem that we can’t…show more content…
Another advantage of the genetically enhanced foods is to the environment. GM technology offers us a more environmentally friendly system of farming.On the one hand, it could reduce the pollution. Firstly, the use of chemical pesticides will be reduced. As we know, run-off of agricultural wastes from excessive use of pesticides and fertilizers can poison the water supply and cause harm to the environment. Growing GM foods such as B.t. Corn can help eliminate the application of chemical pesticides. Secondly, it does not need to use a lot of herbicides, which is also harmful to the environment. Monsanto has created a strain of soybeans genetically modified to be not affected by their herbicide product. A farmer grows these soybeans which then only require one application of weed-killer instead of multiple applications, limiting the dangers of agricultural waste run-off.(Whitman, Deborah B.)On the other hand, the genetically enhanced plants have strong purification ability, which we called phytoremediation. Not all GM plants are grown as crops. Soil and groundwater pollution continues to be a problem in all parts of the world. Plants such as poplar trees have been genetically engineered to clean up heavy metal pollution from contaminated soil. In brief, the genetically enhanced food is beneficial to the environment in some way.
The genetically enhanced food can solve some healthy problems. First of all, malnutrition is very common in third world countries