The Negative Effects Of Biotechnology In Food And Food

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1633 words
1633 words

Biotechnology in food and food components currently is significantly relevant to global society and scientific aspects. Biotechnology emerged around the 60 's and since its inception, its main objective is the positive alteration of genetic and create the desired characteristics or in other words a harmless alteration and benefit the consumer. The main mostly modified microorganisms come from plants and animals. This technology seeks to combat world hunger, make healthier crops that use less fertilizer and can be grown on a large scale. However, these ideals began to change as time passed, since theirs main producers worldwide, such as: Monsanto, DuPont, among others, began to seek only economic benefit regardless of their crops had any negative …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that biotechnology is the science of manipulating dna sequences directly, resulting in the modification or elimination of these genes.
  • Explains that scientists experimented with different types of foods, such as transgenic soy, and maize, based on genetically modified organisms. herbicide-resistant crops are developed to be immune to herbicides sprayed on crops.
  • Explains that monsanto is an american multinational created in 1901 by john francis queen.
  • Explains that the fda (food and drug administration) is in charge of the safety of food for humans and animals, including foods produced from genetically engineered.
  • Explains that although gmos are widely grown in many parts of the world, the topic is fraught with contention in europe.

Among the negative effects found, there are unexpected genetic changes that have some animals and plants; these reactions have led to the death of several animals due to molecular malformation, also can cause death in some people who consume it. With regard to the environment, it could lead to the extinction of some organisms and the emergence of some mutant plants that adapt to extreme situations that a natural organism could not survive. Other effects that may occur in humans are: poisoning, diarrhea, vomiting and these effects could trigger other worse issues that will lead to the death (Khudaiberdiev, …show more content…

They compared the levels of nutrients and other components in the food to those in food from traditionally bred plants or other comparable foods. After that, they submit a summary of its safety assessment to FDA for FDA’s evaluation. When the safety assessment is received by FDA, our scientists carefully evaluate the data and information. FDA considers the consultation to be complete only when its team of scientists is satisfied that the developer’s safety assessment has adequately addressed all safety and other regulatory issues (Food from Genetically Engineered Plants, 2015). Gmo regulation in Europe Many countries do not have or do not apply any legislation or regulation about food or GM crops, others have a law, but do not apply it, and others continue to study and promote measures to protect consumers. The European Union and OMS have studied and analyze the benefits and harms of genetic alteration in food in the market to support the use of one or the other altered product. A European initiative created in 1997 requires the regulation of these transgenic products to meet certain requirements: Prove that the genetic alteration is necessary and useful, GMOs are safe for health and the environment and what characteristics are

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