Advantages and Disadvantages of Genetically Engineered Food
The world has, in general, has undergone a lot of scientific and technological advancement
which has come by as a result of research and will to make the world a better place to live. These
advancements have brought about many advantages, disadvantages and arguments. One of these
advancements is the production of genetically engineered food.notably this an ingenuity which has
caused many views. So what is the society saying about this? what are the advantages? What are the
When tackling the issue in the natural sciences selected you will identify that genetically
modified foods are produced through alteration of the DNA of organisms producing them (Azadi &
Ho, 2010).This is done to incorporate traits that are beneficial to humans. This means that producing
them is much cheaper and more advantageous than the others.furthermore eating some of them is more
nutritious than others (Forman & Silverstein, 2012). This means that the body benefits more.
However, a fraction of the society approves while the rest does not. But what are the real advantages?
The advantages of genetically modified foods are many and include:
• Genetically modified food is more nutritious and healthy to eat as they have vitamins and
better amino acids added to them.
• Genetically modified foods have a longer shelf life.
• Genetically modified foods are cheaper to produce and transport.
• Some of the genetically modified foods contain medicinal and herbal qualities.
• Foods contain fewer chemicals as they are pest resistant
The disadvantages mostly come as side effects after a consumption and include:
• Some of the foods may cause allergic reactions to some people.
• Some of the genetically modified foods may be carcinogenic and may also contain toxins.