Genetically And Genetically Modified Foods

1510 WordsAug 6, 20157 Pages
Genetically modifying of crops is simply the alteration of an organism’s gene trait, primarily used to create a significantly more dominant plant, by instilling traits of one plant to another plant to help solve farmers ever growing challenges. These seeds are then referred to as GMO seeds or GM seeds. The value of producing seeds with genetically modified traits can be seen in today’s agricultural markets. Today, ninety percent of soybeans, sixty percent of corn and sixty percent of cotton grown in the U.S. contain herbicide tolerant traits. With the technological changes in how we create and grow agricultural crops bring concerns from society and scientists alike. Some concerns about GM crops are allergic reactions, up-set ecosystems and the crossbreeding of native and GM plants. The USFDA sets scientific standards for testing foods produced genetically and have to date found no correlation between GMO’s and human diseases or disorders. Laws mandating that GM foods be labeled will allow for post surveillance of GM foods consumed by humans by scientists. Concerns of food security for the future is the exponential growth that will be needed in the agricultural market to sustain a population of 9 billion with even less land resources. It is estimated that nearly 11 million children die every year from malnourishments of Vitamin A and iron. With the population increase, agricultural scientists and farmers are faced with the task of producing 60% more food t substance
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