Genetically modified food consist of organisms that have been changed genetically. This is due to need for more productivity or resistance to pests. Some of the plants and animals that are genetically modified include, soybeans, beef, dairy products, corn, beets, sugar, and cottonseed.
Most people today consume genetically modified foods without even knowing and have been doing so for a long period of time. Due to the desire to increase productivity, most producers have introduced this method. For instance, cash crop growers have modified their seeds through use of chemicals so as to get more.
Over time, people have come up with pros and cons of these genetically modified food both to the consumers as well as the producers in such a way that;
More productivity at a less cost thus an advantage to the producers. They most cases double the productivity. For instance, in case of maize plants, more will be produces due to the altered genes of the plant.
There is an assumption that even the consumers get more than what they expected in terms of size and quantity.
Genetically modified foods also act as their own pesticides and insecticides as they are more resistant to pests and diseases. This therefore means there will be less use of pesticides.
However, these foods have disadvantages that need to be looked out for instance,
Some of these foods with turn into dangerous foods as they become insecticides which are toxic and harmful to one’s health.
With time, the productivity of such crops will damage the environment (soil) as they will destroy the natural contents of the soil with the chemicals introduced in them.