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How safe are Genetically Modified foods?

Mar 01 2019 • Written by Team Fitgenix

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Genetically modified or bioengineered foods are with the changes introduced into their DNA. Some of the examples of GM foods are widely known as- tomatoes have been developed that can resist freezing temperatures, potatoes that do not bruise and apples that do not turn brown.

As per the World Health Organization, GMO crops that are modified with the Bt gene (Bacillus thuringiensis) have proven resistance to insect pests. This helps in subsiding the wide-scale spraying of synthetic pesticides.

Good taste, more nutritional benefits, and resistance to diseases and droughts are the potential benefits of GM foods. Still, the heat of debate is always on its safety.

 

Have a look at this video to understand the future of GM foods!

 

Video source: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

 

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