Genetically Modified Foods And Human Health

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Genetically Modified foods are one of the important issues in the world. Farmers and scientists have changed the way food is grown and made. Many people have questioned these methods and their risk and effect of the food being processed. What is clear is that there is not enough of information on this genetically modified food on a human health as of yet. “The term GM foods or GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) is most commonly used to refer to crop plants created for human or animal consumption using the latest molecular biology techniques. These plants have been modified in the laboratory to enhance desired traits such as increased resistance to herbicides or improved nutritional content” (Gall). Having food is very important to the…show more content…
the bacteria wasn’t new to agriculture—organic farmers spray it on their crops to kill certain insects. Today more than 60% of the corn grown within the United States are Bt corn. Farmers have adopted it in droves because it saves them money that they would otherwise spend on insecticide and the fuel and labor needed to apply it. They also earn more money for an acre of Bt corn compared with a conventional variety because fewer kernels are damaged. Between 1996 and 2011, Bt corn reduced insecticide use in corn production by 45% worldwide” (Maxmen).
All the information that was given makes you start to wonder how long it has been around and how much has it came along since the 1990s. The government has helped students and people fight GMO- “Despite the anti-GMO movement and the hesitation of many governments to approve of new GM crops, biotechnology moves forward? During his recent trip to Indonesia, De Jong volunteered to help public sector scientists create a GM potato that resists potato blight, the disease responsible for the Irish potato famine that killed more than a million people in the mid-1800s” (Maxmen). People don’t really know the risk of their own food if only they knew all the facts over their own food people would argue over this.
Farmers in the United States realized how
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