genetically modified food
- They won’t require as many chemicals to be applied to them in order to survive infestations and attacks.
- They upset the natural balance of the ecosystem by creating something that did not develop there on its own.
- They have been known to cause unintended harm to other organisms; for example, the natural insect repellency bred into them may kill other non-pest insects, such as butterflies.
The definition of genetically modified food is foods that are engineered to be resistant to certain diseases and infestations.
About Genetically Modified Foods
An example of a genetically modifiied food is a Calgene Flavr Savr delayed ripening tomato which was engineered in 1994 to maintain its quality while transported for long distances.