The organisms created are known as geneticall... ... middle of paper ... ...ce Center. Web. 27 Oct. 2013. Henningfield, Diane. Genetically Modified Food.
About two-thirds of foods that are processed in U.S. contain genetically modified ingredients. So, we the people are consuming these foods without realizing the fact that they are not produced naturally. However, there is a great difference between the organic foods which are naturally produced and the genetically modified foods. Although genetically modified food is an efficient method of mass production, organic food is better for animals, humans, and the environment. There are several benefits of genetically modified foods.
Genetically Modified Foods have quietly become second nature to the U.S, it may surprise you just how many foods you are eating that have genetically modified ingredient. Experts say 60% to 70% of processed foods on U.S grocery shelves have modified ingredient. The mass demand for food around the world is pushing scientist to alter genetic material of the plants to make them stronger and able to withstand the harsh chemicals they are exposed to during the season. Growers use harsh pesticides of many sorts, to kill any wild weeds or to protect the plant from insects’; and the plant do not always react well to these chemicals. Other plants can’t handle the harsh weather changes or the climate they are being grown in, so that’s were genetic mutation came into play.
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