GM Crops

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  • Created by: Robyn
  • Created on: 18-05-13 11:00
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  • GM Crops
    • For
      • crops may have pest resistance built in, reducing pesticide usage
      • The can be adapted to different conditions e.g. desert or tundra
      • The may have tolerance to herbicides
      • May be able to make plant disease resistant
      • There can be higher yields for the same cost
      • Crops can be more nutritious
    • Against
      • Suggested link to cancer
      • Cross contamination with plants that shouldn't be treated e.g. organic
      • Unknown effects on ecosystem
      • More expensive than regular crops and requires development
      • Success marked with antibiotic consumption may result in bacterial resistance

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