What are the Disadvantages of Genetically Modified Foods?

Major disadvantages of Genetically Modified Crops are –

  1. GM crops disrupt the natural process of gene flow because the “better” traits produced from engineering genes can result in the favouring of one organism.
  2. Cost of cultivation is increased
  3. It endangers farmers and trade along with the environment.
  4. It is more inclined towards marketization of farming that works on immoral profits.
  5. Genetically Modified crops being altered biologically may pose a human health risk.
  6. The excessive production of GM foods will be rendered ineffective over time because the pests that these toxins used to deter eventually might develop resistance towards them.

Further readings-

  1. What is Genetic Engineering?
  2. What is Gene- Editing?

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