Genetically modified foods, harmful or helpful The term genetically modified foods (GM foods) is most commonly used to refer to crop plants created for human or animal consumption using the latest molecular biology technique. Compared to normal food, the benefits of GM foods is very obvious. Such as GM food can reduce damage to crops by chemical pesticide, herbicides and improved crops nutritional content. Now, planting genetically modified food has become very popular in the world. Although the genetically modified foods have many advantages than conventional foods, but we also cannot ignore the fact that GM foods also bring to a lot of problem.
The Bt toxin was used as biological pesticide which helps the amount of soybean in the yield to be harvested in a greater amount. In other words, by using bt toxin can make economic better in selling more soybean and other. According to the organization of Plant Biotechnology from Korea, they says that “when the damage from pests during the process of crops cultivation, the half of crop yield gets loss.” (cmb lab,2015) Pests eating crops is a big damage and it can decrease it about half of crops in the yield. But by using Bt toxin, it’s possible for amount of crops to increase in double of the amount of crops they got. This can help in raising the country more better in economically in many
As a result, the patient was able to reduce prescribed medication and eventually saved money. The benefits of eating plant-based diet have shown that health conditions can be improved. According to the research and testimonies, Forks Over Knives encourages people to change from meat diet to plant-based diet since researches found that health conditions such as obesity and high blood pressure can be reversed hence a person will be able to improve health and save life. Moreover one source in the film, Dr. Esseltyn also discovered that consuming high amount of fruits and vegetables could deter cancer cell growth that will save lives. The film also points out that processed food could trigger cancer cells to reproduce and to prevent reproduction plant based diet was recommended.
For example, traits from a plant rich with nutrients could be inserted into another seed, giving that plant more nutrients than it would normally would have. This technology is often harshly criticized across the media as being harmful to people's health and damaging to the environment. However, many of these claims are incorrect or based on incomplete evidence. These foods actually have many benefits, including increasing yield size, reducing pesticide use, cutting carbon emissions, making meat production more sustainable, and making our food nutrient rich and have less saturated fats. Overall, genetically modified foods benefit the economy, the environment, and the world's health.
What Genetically Modified (GM) Foods’ Risk Is What Genetically Modified (GM) Foods’ Risk Is Abstract In the present day, by the developing of agricultural technology, the Genetically Modified (GM) Foods have become more and more popular. Many countries’ peasants would like to plant GM foods instead of some original foods, because the GM foods have these advantage, rest resistance, disease resistance, Cold tolerance and some else. However, as a new and developing technology, the GM foods still have a lot of risks, like reduced effectiveness of pesticides, gene transfer to non-target species, human health risk, etc. Moreover, if we do not pay attention on it, in future, it is likely to threaten the living environment or even human life. Therefore, we cannot ignore these risks to harm to our health and the environment.
Without additives foods would go bad before reaching the store. Nitrates and Nitrites are additives that prevent people from getting food poisoning. Sulfites keep dried fruits and frozen potatoes from losing their color. Flavorings and colorants are added to food to enhance the flavor and color. Minerals and vitamins are added to food for nutrients.
Lot of people has that the factory faming spread diseases to other animals and it is unhealthy. Nonetheless, modern farming stops bad diseases by making the animals healthy. Furthermore, they use clean pesticides, antibiotics, vitamins and fertilizers to produce more and better quality animals. Therefore, costumers could buy meat into lower prices on supermarkets. In addition, promoters of factory farming say that the factory farming helps the economy of a country, creates more jobs, and lower borne illness.
The idea that organic is better for the consumer and the environment is more of a mindset and not the truth. My purpose is to show the people who believe in organic products, that there are just as many down falls as conventional foods. Many people assume that organic foods are healthier, when in fact organic foods are more susceptible to carrying pathogenic bacteria, such as E. coli and salmonella. They also think that because organic farmers use natural pesticides rather than synthetic pesticides, it’s better for the environment. However, organic farmers are able to use a copper solution, which never leaves the soil, to fight fungal disease as where the conventional farmer use pesticides that are biodegradable.
Because of refined food many people became prone to chronic diseases as heart diseases, and cancer. A diet high in whole grains reduces one’s chance of heart diseases, cancer and diabetes. 2. from Complexity to Simplicity Fertilizers are produced ignoring the biological activity in the soil and keeping in view that plants require big three macronutrients-nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous-to grow. The fertilizers developed with the purpose to increase output from soil destroys the biological activity and forcing plants to depend largely on NPK (nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous). Because of increased use of fertilizers, plants become more prone to pests and diseases, which results in low nutritional quality.
However, the health hazards that the food crops manufactured by this new technology might pose are rarely made known to the public by the scientists who are working on genetically engineered crops, hoping that vagueness will breed ignorance (Pringle, 2005). I believe that the perils far outweigh the promises of genetically modified organisms. In chapters 2 and 11 of Pringle’s Food Inc, naysayers of genetic engineering called these genetically modified organisms “Frankenfood” because they believe that they can cause potential health hazards to humans. “Frankenfood” threatens human health due to the health problems it may bring such as allergenic reactions, potential diseases, antibiotic resistance in the gut and also a decrease in levels of other nutrients in the modified food