What is the benefit of the modification? Because the GM tomatoes can remain fresh longer they have time to ripen in the sun before picking, resulting in a better tasting tomato! 4. Three advantages of genetically modified foods Longer lasting foods can be more easily transported, Having extra vitamins in food help poor people from becoming malnourished or going blind, and the insecticides inside some genetically modified plants keep farmers from having to spray the whole place down with toxic wastes, and they also 5. A counter argument to one of the disadvantages of genetically modified food Some antibiotics can be transferred to humans and make it harder for us to fight infections, genetically modifying foods could potentially put farmers out of work, and some important insects could be at risk because of the insecticides in foods.
(Vegetarian Times / Why Go Veg) There are many benefits to becoming a vegetarian. By becoming a vegetarian, you significantly reduce your risk of many illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and some cancers. Vegetarianism can even prevent or reverse such fates. According to some experts, vegetarians can expect to live up to 10 years longer. (The pros and cons of being a vegetarian, 2013) Not only by “warding off disease,” but also by improving their immune system which is why they tend to get sick less often.
Dear Senator, In less than two decades, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have replaced our diet with genetically ajusted foods, which can affect human health. GMOs are resistant to pesticides, and is created by splicing genes that are combined through genetic engineering, smething nature cant do instantly. Consuming these genetically, processed foods can lead to increased risk of diseases and even cancer. Most of the time we do not realize that we are eating these harmful toxins as they are infused in our food without our knowledge. While traditional farming choose to grow organic produce and struggle to keep their businesses alive.
Grass-Fed VS. Corn-Fed Stephanie English DeVry Univesity Grass-Fed VS. Corn-Fed What if you were told that the food you eat could lower your risk for heart disease, possibly lower your incidence for cancer and auto-immune diseases and even increase the IQ of your unborn child, would you eat it? What if your child’s behavior will be predetermined by the food you eat would that make you change your food choices? Grass fed VS Corn fed is it a battle we should even debate considering the overwhelming evidence that Grass fed provides the nutrients we need and Corn fed does not. Grass fed beef provides a balance of Omega-3’s which are derived from the leaves, and Omega-6’s which are derived from the seeds of plants, this balance is necessary to provide optimal human health, and will prevent cardiac disease, but will that convince you to eat Grass fed beef or will the cost turn you away and force you to forget about your health and choose Corn fed beef . The corn based agriculture industry exists because of economy to scale and economical production which equates into globalization of food markets.
While some critics argue that in vivo studies have failed to demonstrate this antioxidant activity, several in vitro studies consistently show evidence to support this boost in antioxidant exertion (Crinnion 4). In addition, organic vegetables have been shown to have anti-cancer potential. When measured against BaP (the main carcinogen found in cigarette smoke and auto exhaust), organic vegetables suppressed 30-57% of the mutagenic action, while commercial vegetables only suppressed 5-30% of mutagenic activity (Crinnion 9). Mutagenic
D. Beggs Mr. Tarbay Kine1338 November 22, 2010 Why Cantaloupe? Cantaloupe is one of the most common fruits but its full health benefits may not have been fully understood, and often taken for granted. It is extremely nutrient-packed but yet has very low calories. Why should you eat cantaloupe: * Cancer prevention: The high vitamin C content acts as a good anti-oxidant that protects cells from damages by free radicals. It’s high in anti-oxidants keep cancer at bay, especially against intestinal cancer and melanoma.
We have learned that modern biological technology in high school and got to know the safety of GM foods. However, Martin Evans, a Nobel Prize winner in Physiology in 2007, said the belief that transgenic technology is safe is not entirely founded and any conclusion should be based on testing results. (Evans, p.8) From my perspective, even if GM foods might lead to some troubles with our health, people should accept them to be produced. Otherwise, it must be a barrier to the developing of human race. Another reason for me to support GM foods is why GM foods are always more nutritious and even more delicious than normal conventional foods.
According to data, 70% of antibiotics are used on farm animals. By the work of antibiotics and hormone, the prices of food manufacture are lower and lower. But cheap food today might be a untrue economy as we might end up paying a lot more in medicinal bills in the future. Because hormone abuses might affect human’s endocrine, and antibiotic misuses will lead to drug tolerance, which may influence the handling of
Mass production may not be perfect, but it is not bad. Mass production can be used to achieve a healthier nation by not injecting animals with growth hormones. Fast food is also very unhealthy and cause many diseases. Fast food contains more calories. Not only does past contain more calories but it also contains more unhealthy fat.
Genetically modified foods use the latest molecular biology techniques and are commonly used for growing crops for human or animal consumption. GM foods can create specific characteristics of plants or animals, such as the ably to withstand weather conditions(temperature), nutrition and they can keep food for a longer time period- for example, A genetically engineered tomato can sit in the fridge for about 2 weeks and still taste fresh and delicious , However the chemicals that the scientists use for GM foods could harm us, there are known effects on human health, A study of feeding rats GM potatoes died before the rats who ate the un modified potatoes. How can we make sure that the GM foods we put into our bodies is safe? The answer, No- Scientist don’t have enough information/research to prove that GE goods are safe for human consumption. Some of the knows health risks from GM are that in stores they do not have nutrition facts/ingredients for GM chemicals in the foods therefore people who have allergies to nuts est.