Genetically Modified Foods are Beneficial to Society By Paige Leshock

Genetically Modified foods are created by inserting a selected gene into an organism to produce desired effects such as insect repellent, larger output or product size, and increased nutritional value.
I believe that genetically modified foods are more beneficial than harmful and should not be feared to be eaten. They can increase nutritional value to the consumer, increase quality, and help the environment due to the reduction in use of pesticides.
The increases in production and nutritional value can help countries that struggle with hunger increase their food availability and get the vitamins and minerals they need.
Research Questions: What are the current regulations for GM foods? What are the environmental impacts? What are the effects on human consumption?
I am interested in this topic because i have heard both sides of this debate and want to learn the facts behind it. I also have celiac disease, so soy and corn are present in more of my daily consumption than normal diets because they are often substitutes for wheat. these are the top two genetically modified foods.
So what? approximately 80% of the items in our grocery stores have at least one genetically modified ingredient. The most common genetically modified foods are corn, soy, and other vegetables such as alfalfa and squash. these are in the foods we eat everyday.

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