GMO products are still necessary today. (produced from plants or animals (…
GMO products are still necessary today.
produced from plants or animals
DNA has been altered through genetic engineering.
manipulating an organism’s genes directly
double-stranded RNA, could affect gene expression in human cells
in ways that have not yet been investigated
genetic engineering could conceivably help
expected to grow to 9.6 billion by 2050
the University of Minnesota’s Jon Foley
have pointed out:other ways
enough food for everyone
allowed farmers to grow more food
significant economic, environmental and grower benefits
more food on less land
increase the demand for food by at least 50 percent in the next 25 years.
In 2005 more than 90 percent of the 8.5 million farmers who grew biotech crops were small farmers in developing countries
Lower use of pesticides
More than 380 million pounds (1996-2004)
some genetic modifications
World Health Organisation
GM food is no riskier than other food
Unique harms to human health?
to reduce pesticide use in agriculture
serious environmental consequences
First: 1994: the Flavr Savr.