Genetically Modified Crops

Genetically Modified Crops

Advantages

  • Increase the yield of a crop, making more food.
  • People living in developing nations often lack nutrients. GM crops could be engineered to contain the nutrient that's missing.
  • GM crops are already being grown elsewhere in the world without any problems.

Disadvantages

  • Not everyone is convinced GM crops are safe. People are worried they may develop allergies to the food.
  • Effect the number of weeds and flowers reducing farmland biodiversity.
  • Transplanted genes may get out into the natural environment.

Evaluation

Genetic engineering uses enzymes to cut and paste genes. These genes can be transferred into animals and plants. 

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Genetically Modified Crops

Genetically Modified Crops

Advantages

  • Increase the yield of a crop, making more food.
  • People living in developing nations often lack nutrients. GM crops could be engineered to contain the nutrient that's missing.
  • GM crops are already being grown elsewhere in the world without any problems.

Disadvantages

  • Not everyone is convinced GM crops are safe. People are worried they may develop allergies to the food.
  • Effect the number of weeds and flowers reducing farmland biodiversity.
  • Transplanted genes may get out into the natural environment.

Evaluation

Genetic engineering uses enzymes to cut and paste genes. These genes can be transferred into animals and plants. 

Comments

No comments have yet been made