There has been a lot of backlash from the media and consumers against GMO foods. There are entire blogs dedicated to how much harm GMOs cause the body, entire channels on youtube that discuss why they’re public enemy number one. How much does the general public really know about the health and science behind GMO foods? Why not learn all the facts and then decide for yourself? Before refusing to touch any GMO food with a ten-foot pole, read on for these six reasons that explain why you should eat GMO foods.
Pest Resistance Is Improved
Genetically modified organisms (or GMOs) are plants that have added genes to their existing genetic makeup. The genes come from other organisms. The crops are genetically altered in order to benefit the plants. GMO plants and crops are created to resist insects and pests. According to a report by The University of California-San Diego, a specific kind of bacterium can be added to the plants that is harmful to pests, but safe for human consumption. This is beneficial because we’re actually ingesting a smaller amount of the pesticides farmers use to keep insects at bay. If the plants are able to naturally rebuff pests, then there is no need for chemical sprays.
The added genes also increase the amount of crops, which helps the farmers. Genetically modifying plants help the plants survive extreme weather conditions and insects. They’re crops with super strength.