When Food is Genetically Altered!

The fascination towarposter 1ds modifying anything is a given in human nature. It has been an intriguing practice since time immemorial. For ‘genetically modifying’ food, the only resort so far was to do selective breeding. If you want to create a crop of rice which is resistant to a certain kind of disease, the traditional time tested practice is to plant a crop of rice and watch which among the plans are resistant to the disease. Once you arrive at a set of plants who are resistant to the disease, you will safeguard the seeds from the said rice plant and watch the performance of those plants created from those seeds over time, thereby arriving at a rice variety with high resistance.

This method of selective breeding has been successfully aiding mankind in identifying chickens with high resistance to diseases, creating gigantic pumpkins and so on and so forth.

While this was the story of yesteryears, genetic engineering techniques now help scientists to avoid all the difficult and time consuming rounds of trial and error selective breeding and help to add specific genes into any plant or animal to create any desirable effects. Even though it is possible to do things like creating a cross species in genetic engineering, an example being the plant that produces human insulin, it is only highly doubtful weather the science of it will almost always be used for very saintly purposes. The chances of using the technology to create profit minded genetic aberrations are but many.

The genetic methods of modifying food have reached a great level of produce enhancement that the local produce is reaching a crisis. Many slow yielding, yet highly efficient crop species are reaching a point of extinction in this madness of visually appealing mass production.

Say No Genetically Modified (GM) Food

Agriculture has always been a revered occupation irrespective to the economic status and development of the country. The least of the technologies can be tried on this occupation as it deals with human food and hence any new expertise is hailed with great fanfare. This happened when pesticides cured the farmers off their ‘agri-ills’ for a short span only to make them realise the cons much later. This has happened now with the Genetically Modified (GM) food too. The United States of America greeted the culture and the GM technology, which though denied and debated stands much lower in its intrinsic value that the standard nature given organic food.

Does the sound of ‘engineered’ food make it palatable for you? This sect of food has not really been well-researched on humans and whatever little research has been done shows no dearth of worrisome facts.  Research claims GM food releases toxins that could possibly lead to liver and kidney damage. If you are allergic to any category of food then bid farewell to GM foods as studies reveal that they hike up the intensities of the existing allergies in the body. It has also shown signs of affecting the reproductive systems with disturbing fertility factors. GM foods have also shown startling proofs on lab tested animals of the lowered functionality of the digestive system.

When food is what gives life energy, would people want doubts and worrying research findings around it? History has shown that food is best when it is absolutely natural, when it is organic. Thus, eat natural; after all, there is nothing more important than the food your body relies on.