Do you know that GMOs make up to 75% of the ingredients in most foods in your supermarket and grocery stores today?
You may know or not it, but the truth is that GMOs make up for a very significant percentage of your daily diet especially if you eat corn-based products, papaya, soybeans and related products, squash, sugar beet, tomatoes, potatoes among other foods.
Scientists across the globe have been experimenting with GMOs for many years now. A majority of them who are pro GMOs insist that the use of biotechnology to alter the DNA of plants and animals is meant to help the global population produce more food that is disease resistant and that is tastier/leaner and better in most ways.
But even though developers are doing their best to produce GN foods that are safe for human consumption, there are still controversies and concerns surrounding the practice of genetic modification and use of its resulting products.
Here some of the advantages and disadvantages of GM foods.
Advantages of genetically modified foods
Supporters of genetic modification claim that GMOs can help to sustain the ever-increasing global population better. For this claim, they allude to several reasons.
- Have more nutrients