Genetically Modified Organisms
A GMO is a Genetically Modified Organism which is an organism, plant or animal, whose genetic makeup has been modified using recombinant DNA methods (also called gene splicing), gene modification or transgenic technology. It helps make farming more efficient and we will get more produce out of it. Plus it also makes it more easier for the farmers so they don't have to take care of the crops as much. GMO's cons are they have showed that they are toxic and can be allergens, cause sickness, and can produce dead livestock. It does improve the production of livestock and it uses less resources. Overall they have their positives and negatives.
This farmer is spraying down his field with fertilizer over his crops that are genetically modified.
There are three different types of farming they are Commercial, Sustainable, and Subsistence. Commercial farming is farming for a profit, where food is produced by advanced technological means for sale in the market. They commercial farm for money to make a profit out of it. Subsistence farming is farming which uses simple technology, which is the production of food for the farmer's family or small community. Sustainable farming is farming which avoids soil erosion and pollution so you can reuse the land in the future. These are the three main types of farming.
This is Commercial farming.
- Mature turkeys have more than 3,500 feathers.
- There are 47 different breeds of sheep in the U.S.
- Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world.
- The average person consumes 584 pounds of dairy products a year.
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