I believe that gm foods are GOOD and can benefit all of us. There are a lot of reason that gm food is beneficial, one reason gm foods are beneficial is that,Genetically modified foods can be highly beneficial, particularly when offered at low prices to impoverished areas. Plants can be made to be both drought-resistant and high yield, which is invaluable in areas that are arid and have few resources other than their arable land. Unfortunately, even seeds of genetically modified fruits and vegetables tend to be more expensive than their unaltered counterparts.Another reason is that,Genetically modified foods are beneficial if they are produced to improve human nutrition and access to food. For example if a given food can be modified to be grown in a new environment, farmers would be able to grow, eat and sell the genetically modified food.
Genetically Engineered Foods Food is the esscence of life and without it, life would fail to exist; however, the wrong nature of food can lead to the same fatal outcome. Foods that are genetically engineered are based on the premise that foods are made better for humans in many different ways (Eschholz and Rosa 537). Using the latest technology, scientists are able to create crops that are more productive to feed the ever growing population or by introducing new traits into already existing foods to make them overall better; it is easy to see why many people would think that this new technology is just another improvement in everyday lives. When modifying the food, scientists take a gene from one species and insert it into a new species to enhance desired traits such as resistance to herbicides or to provide more nutritional results. This way of improving foods has been taking place traditionally by just crossing two plants together and hoping that the new traits are taken without any negative ones (543).
Genetically Modified Foods Labeling Problems Genetically modified foods have developed massively to satisfy customers’ demand, but they have caused some controversies in society in recent decades, especially over labeling problems. Some people think that labeling GM foods will cause a decrease in consuming them. However, others think that this may help consumers categorize suitable products for them. There are three main reasons for mandatorily tagging GM foods. Let’s see how much you know about genetically modified foods and why people have to label them?
They benefit because they would be able to afford food more easily due to the decrease in price shown above. Another policy that the government could implement would be to decrease the sales tax on food products; this would help, as it would decrease the costs of producing the food. The aim of a sales tax on a good is to reduce consumption however; if you reverse this then you can decrease the tax in order to increase consumption. This all depends on the price elasticity of demand for food. I believe the food is the biggest market in the world, and for a government to try and give enough money to producers for them to produce more would be a near impossible
Suggest why some people and not others benefit from the growth of Transnational Corporations (TNCs) Some people benefit from the growth of Transnational Corporations than others. MEDC’s benefit from the growth of transnational corporation because of cheaper imports from LEDC’s which benefit the consumers in MEDC’s as the prices will be cheaper, resulting in high produce, cheap price and ability to appeal to its market and compete with other companies. Another benefit of TNCS is that the loss of industry to LEDC’s can improve the environmental quality in MEDC’s, therefore reducing their CO2 emission and helping combat climate change. LEDC’s do to some extent benefit, as the workers has access to employment and the development of new skills. This will mean the population will have more money which will go into the economy, this will mean more income for improving infrastructure and services.
This means as shift in the equilibrium point to a point that is further along the quantity axis and lower on the price axis meaning that the overall quantity of sales has risen but the price per good has fell. Also by introducing food subsidies it will cause a variety of positive externalities. These include a more productive work force as more workers will be a healthy diet allowing them to work harder and for longer without becoming tired and fatigued. This will also help to lower NHS costs as with a reduction in food prices some people will now be able to afford better quality foods and move away from high fat foods such as ready-made meals.
Genetically Modified Food can be accepted Nowadays, with technology’s developing, more and more Genetically Modified (GM) Foods are produced and come out in many markets around the world. However, there are a great number of people who think the GM foods are dangerous and may do harm to their health. Therefore, they can’t accept GM foods. Unfortunately, I believe that GM foods are available in our lives because they have never been proven to harm people so far, they are more nutritious than traditional foods somewhat and they also can benefit farmers a lot for their working procedures actually. Professor Ian Campbell from Australia's Peter MacCallum Cancer Center says that no scientific evidence showing that GM food is harmful to people's health has been presented to date.
This contributes to solving the problem of world hunger as droughts, pests and diseases are the biggest contribution to wastage of food. With less food wastage it contributes to lessened percentage of world hunger as there is more produce available to be sold. Less produce in demand means less increasing food prices which makes it possible for people in third world countries that suffer the most from world hunger to be able to get by, get food and not have to worry about food going to waste in short amount of time. (Lallanilla, 2016) Technically GM foods is a solution to world hunger as it also cause an increase in the yield of crops thus making more produce available and more effective use of land where less use of pesticides have been noted. (Diehl, 2016).
Genetically modified organisms are the forefront of scientifically modified crops in the food industry today. Genetically modified means organisms that has had it genetic makeup altered using genetic engineering. This type of genetic engineering has mixed response with the food industry and people who are involved in sustainable development, meaning there are people who think that it is the forefront for the next generation and there are also people who think that it is the worst thing to do for our generation. In today’s society there is many different views on the matter especially when it involves the big chain supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose, Marks and Spencer’s etc. Big supermarkets like Tesco, Waitrose has expressed that GM crops are banned in their supermarkets due to their customers wanting the purest products available on the market therefore their customers will not buy their products if they sell GM products.
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.