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GM Foods Impacts

Updated on November 6, 2008

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



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


  • 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


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


  • Famine problem can be solved for increase population

Disadvantages of GM foods


GM Foods


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


Rich country is being dependent on GM foods day by day


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.

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      7 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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