Genetically Modified Crops

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Genetically Modified Crops


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


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