This benefit is especially important for food consumers in developing countries where people don’t always have access to essential nutritional resources. Since GMO’s will be cheaper countries that are currently suffering from starvation and malnutrition can afford to provide it people fresh food that they currently do not have access too. Seeds can be purchased by these underdeveloped counties and can be planted it the hottest area in the would and they can still grow. Using food that is alerted could also open up other nations and allow all of us to enjoy food that is produced and enjoyed in other countries and other countries can enjoy the foods that we have in this country. It may be possible that countries like Cuba could lift the food rationing that they currently use and the people of Venezuela could import food that their people can
The advantages of agricultural biotechnology can help create less pollution as well as solve famine problem in a nation and on the other hand, the disadvantages of agricultural biotechnology can damage the food chain and harm human health. There are far more advantages than disadvantages, and most of the disadvantages can be solve if the scientist were more careful and test the seeds before it was send out to the farmers. Therefore, due to all these reasons, many people and I supports agricultural biotechnology or GMO.
Genetic engineering produces foods of high quality and super foods that are less costly to produce grow rapid in large quantities and are vastly nutritious in micronutrients. This means that they have the ability to feed the growing population that is set grow to13billion by 2020. Genetic engineering in the agricultural sector has to a large extent lead to the modification of crops so that they can have superior agronomic characteristics s... ... middle of paper ... ...different seasons. • There are continuous tests carried out on genetically modified foods meaning that the food supplied in the market is healthy of great quality. The agricultural productivity gains in third world countries have significant impacts on the final poverty levels as there is universal increase in agricultural activities.
If the crop production could be increased, food would become cheaper and easier to obtain. For economical reasons gene technology is better for the producers and consumers. The producers wouldn’t have to throw some crops away due to disease and weather damage, and we the consumers would get better quality foods for a smaller price. More food could be created with the use of genetically engineering therefore solving some of the world hunger problem. The world has a population of 5.8 billion today.
There are a lot of benefits like it it said in article by the Office of Science at the U.S. Department of Energy “ one of the pros of genetically modified crops is a better taste, increased nutrients, resistance to disease and pests, and faster output of crops”. So this is saying that GMOs are good because you can get more nutrients out of them and grow them faster and with less water. Also The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations said in an article that “research shows that farmers can grow more food on less land with genetically modified crops”. Also GMO’s also conserve water and save the environment so In theory, genetically modified crops will also be more environmentally friendly because they conserve water, soil, and energy. But GMO 's are not just for plants they are also for animals in an article by the wall street journal it says that “Genetically modified animals have certain genes inserted into their genomes so that they can produce ‘better’ milk, eggs, and meat.
This can be achieved by modifying the genetic makeup of the parent plant that produces the seeds. As the amount of land for food decreases with the growing population, the quality and success of crop growths have to be achieved without flaw (Siedler 48). “Many of the techniques used in biotechnology today are not new but are more precise and more rapid versions of traditional methods used throughout history” (Siedler 48). This means that genetic modification is just a more advanced version of cross-breeding plants used in the earlier days. By insuring in genetically modified foods, it is possible to reduce the chance of widespread famine (“Genetic Engineering”).
Our society should be more accepting towards genetically modified foods because they are a great way to feed our growing population, extra nutrients can be added to the foods, and they offer us a wider, cheaper variety of food. To better understand the controversy of genetically engineered food, it is important to understand what they are exactly. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory defines genetic modification as “a special set of technologies that alter the genetic makeup of organisms such as animals, plants, or bacteria” (Oak Ridge National Laboratory). Naturally, when these organisms reproduce, their genes are mixed and the offspring receives a random set of the parent genes. When scientists create genetically modified foods, they are taking this process that occurs in nature and removing the randomness.
Biotech foods have the potential to resolve malnutrition and world hunger, along with protecting the environment and increasing crop yields. However, many people are concerned over the long-term environmental and health effects of GMOs. Ultimately, the potential benefits of GMOs greatly outweigh the costs. Proceeding with caution to avoid unintended harm to the environment and to human health will enable genetically modified foods to truly become the “food of the future.”
The key is to produce GMO’s which stands for genetically modified organisms. The world needs to overcome its fear of genetically modified food, as it will be hugely significant in the future. Genetically modified foods are often mistaken as fake food that is grown in test tubes or injected with chemicals. Instead of seeing the negatives of genetically modified foods, people must begin to see the positives because of the purpose they will serve in the upcoming years. Problems with the world’s food are caused because of, global warming, growth in population and problematic weather conditions, but can be solved using GMO’s.
In order to understand the controversy, we have to know the meaning of genetically modified foods. With new technological advances, scientists can modify seeds from a conventional seed to a high tech seed with shorter maturation times and resistance to dryness, cold and heat. This is possible with the implementation of new genes into the DNA of the conventional seed. Once these "transgenes" are transferred, they can create plants with better characteristics (Harris 164-165). The farmers love it not only because it guarantees a good production, but the cost is also reduced.