The Benefits of Food Modification

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The modification of food has been used since the beginning of man. But, the methods did not have the same advancements as they are now. It started with simple salting and drying, trying to keep their food fresh for as long as possible. With the growth of technology, food modification grew as well. Modifying food can be both beneficial and harmful, depending on which perspective the issue is looked at. As the industry grows, companies are driven more by profit than the overall well-being of the population. The modification of food is enlightened through background information, the truth behind synthetic foods, and an analysis of different chemical compounds used. There are many advantages, as well as disadvantages for food modification. Overall, food modification allows humans to be healthier. Access to any food at any time of the year is reached. This is something people thousands of years ago could ever imagine. This increased access to food makes a human’s diet more nutritious and palatable. Food modification also helps to preserve to food and slow the rate of decay. Preserving the food is beneficial. Money is saved and the food will last longer. Processed foods do own these qualities, but they are attractive to buyers because of the convenience they offer, their storability, and their low cost. However, food modification is not always a good thing. The more sophisticated food modification has become, the more hazardous biological environments are created. Unfortunately, the various foods cause a potential danger to the environments, as well as an increased risk for harming human health. Not all modified foods are harmful, but in many of them, are harmful additives which should not be consumed. Chemicals added to foods are add... ... middle of paper ... ...benefit the future of the human race. The dependence humans have on processed food allows industries to flourish and continue to thrive for many years to come. At this rate, society will continue to benefit from advancements in the food production industry. Works Cited Flannery, Michael A. "Diets and Dieting." Dictionary of American History. Ed. Stanley I. Kutler. 3rd ed. Vol. 3. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003. 24. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 27 Nov. 2013. Newton, David E. "history of food modification." Science Online. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 15 Nov. 2013. . Newton, David E. "synthetic foods." Science Online. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 20 Nov. 2013. .

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