Genetically modified crops is a subject of intensiveargument that have inspired a lot of dispute over theyears. So many things intimidate food security, such as crop or animaldiseases, pests and climate change. Weather is becoming more uncertain andextreme weather is becoming customary which is taking its toll on farmersworldwide. The idea behind many GMOs is to address these problems. Geneticmodified foods have become a major need to farmers so they don’t loose theirmoney.
These are some examples of genetically modifiedfoods such as tomatoes so it has a longer shelf life and to avoid substancesthat cause tomatoes to rot Made for a longer shelf life and to prevent asubstance that causes tomatoes to rot and demean. Another example is Cottonseed oil, found in many processed foods and canned nuts,is mostly GMO. Many dairy foods, contain traces of recombinantbovine growth hormone (RBGH), administered to cows to increase the quantity of milk produced. Cottonmay not be a food it is a crop that it’s worth mentioning. It has beengenetically modified to help battle the effects of the bollworm.
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The boll isthe shell that the soft cotton ball grows inside of, and it’s at risk becauseof the bollworm’s steadfastness. When peas are Geneticallymodified it creates invulnerable responses in mice,suggesting that they may also create serious allergic reactions in people. Thepeas had been inserted with a gene from kidney beans, which creates a proteinthat acts as a pesticide.Rice is Genetically modified to containhigh amounts of Vitamin A; Rice is beingexperimented on to make it more resistant to pests. Sugar cane are made resistant tocertain pesticides.
A large percentage of sweeteners used in processed foodactually comes from corn, not sugar cane or beets. Genetically modified sugarcane is regarded so badly by consumers at the present time that it could not bemarketed successfully. Soybeanis Genetically modified to be resistant to herbicides – some Soy foods include,soy oil, tofu, lecithin, soy flour.
Other products may include breads,pastries, snack foods, baked products, fried products, edible oil products andspecial purpose foods. Some varieties of zucchini and yellowsquash and Hawaiian papaya are genetically modified. Corn is one of the larger genetically modified food sources,with the majority of field corn in the US from genetically modified seeds. Cassava is a starchy plant that is consumed by people around theworld like Africa. Cassava was supposed to be virus and pest resistant butfarmers reported that in few years the GMO cassava lose their anti-virusresistant quality. Here are some of the risks of genetically modified foodsthese include infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changesin major organs and the gastrointestinalsystem.
Genetically modified foods may make people allergic to non- geneticallymodified foods. Milk that is treated with RBGH may increase the risk ofcancer and other diseases. Pregnant woman eating Genetically Modified foods mayput their offspring in jeopardy.