Benefits Of Genetically Modified Foods

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Genetically Modified Foods Why Are Genetically Modified Foods Produced? Genetically Modified Crops are basically produced to be insect-repellant. The herbicides also make the foods grow bigger way faster than normal. In my opinion this makes the food taste different. Genetically Modified Foods, such as meat and goat milk are produced to make them produce more and faster. Geneticists have bred GMO pigs to make them glow in the dark. This way the know the difference between a regular pig and a GMO pig. They injected these pigs with bioluminescence which is from a jellyfish. They inject tomatoes with antifreeze genes from a cold water fish so this makes the tomato resist frost and freezing temperatures. However the frost resistant tomatoes did not work out so they were never brought out to the markets. This was one of many experiments that were less affective. More than 90 percent of all soy, cotton, canola, and sugar beets are GMO crops. This is basically all of the crops in America. Genetically engineered crops use pesticides in one of the two ways. One way is to produce a pesticide within their tissues. Another one is they are resistant to a pesticide like Roundup. GMO crops can be engineered for disease resistance, drought tolerance, added nutrients, hot or cold temperature resistance and other beneficial traits. Some people believe Genetically Modified Foods can cause damage in the environment and health problems for people who eat them. “Genetically modified foods have been linked to toxic and allergic reactions, sick, sterile and dead livestock, and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals”, says the Institute for Responsible Technology. According to the Non-GMO Project, in more than 60 countries a... ... middle of paper ... ...but I am going to start eating organic foods. This stuff can be killing us slowly and nobody even knows. I bet we can live years longer if we just eat organically. Work cited "13 Ways Corn Is Used In Our Everyday Lives." Commodity HQ. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 May 2014. . "Juicer Heroes." Facebook. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 May 2014. . "Genetically Modified Foods." Food Water Watch General. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 May 2014. . Lallanilla, By. "GMOs: Facts About Genetically Modified Food." LiveScience. TechMedia Network, 1 Nov. 2013. Web. 7 May 2014. .
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