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Genetically modified foods can have a negative impact on environment. Describe two...

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Posted May 12, 2013 at 12:35 PM via web

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Genetically modified foods can have a negative impact on environment. Describe two situations where this is the case.

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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted May 27, 2013 at 7:19 AM (Answer #1)

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Genetically modified (GM) foods are products of genetically modified plants/crops that were engineered in order to enhance the desired effects. Examples of which is the enhancement of the resistance to insects and diseases. However, there are controversies regarding the manufacturing of genetically modified food since there are possible risks involved. One of the risks is its impact on the environment.

First, it can have a possibility of producing toxins and allergens to food. Also, GM organisms can interact with non-GM organisms. As a result, there may occur some reproduction and consequently may affect the future production of food. The probabilities of creation of "superweeds" that can affect the future crops are at risk. 

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