GM Foods Impacts

Genetically Modified Foods or GM foods has several good points and several bad points. Some impacts of GM foods are noted here.

Some advantages of GM foods

 

Animals

  • Disease resistance capability increased
  • Production of meat, milk, eggs etc.increased Improves animal health
  • Productivity capability increased

Crops

  • Contains huge amount of nutrition like vitamins and minerals
  • GM foods are more tasty
  • Pest resistance capability increased
  • Crop maturation time is reduced Increased herbicide tolerance
  • Cold tolerance capability increased
  • New crops with improved quality can be produced easily

Environment

  • Trees which are about to vanished, can restored
  • Sometimes helpful to conserve soil, water and energy

Society

  • Famine problem can be solved for increase population

Disadvantages of GM foods

 

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Environmental Hazards

  • Organisms are affected with unknown causes
  • Protection of pesticides is hampered
  • Non-targeted species are also affected and become a threaten to targeted species

Society

Rich country is being dependent on GM foods day by day

Labeling

Labeling, both for GM and non-GM crops, produces confusion to recognize separately

Human health

  • Allergens is great threaten for GM foods
  • Several unknown effects are arise to human
  • Human is affected day by day

Potential risks to human health determined : collected form WHO

The safety assessment of GM foods generally investigates:

  1. direct health effects (toxicity),
  2. tendencies to provoke allergic reaction (allergenicity);
  3. specific components thought to have nutritional or toxic properties;
  4. the stability of the inserted gene;
  5. nutritional effects associated with genetic modification; and
  6. any unintended effects which could result from the gene insertion.

[This part is taken form "www.who.int"]

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skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Very interesting hub. What is the Cross? Is this the Label for the GM manufacture. I just got over listeria (tainted cantaloupe) 6 weeks, whoa that was awful. I am grateful to be here. Nothing is for certain except one thing Gods Word. One never does know. Thanks for your info. Hugs. I could use a few of your tech info will return.

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