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The pros and cons of genetically modified food include the hazards of pesticides in food; the productivity, hardiness and nutritive value of crops; the risk of cross pollination; and the potential effect of increasing or... More »

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Genetically modified foods have a number of benefits, such as increased nutritional density, as well as several drawbacks, such as the increased rate of allergic reactions to the food. Genetically modified crops may be m... More »

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Present in 80 percent of packaged food in the United States, genetically modified foods have some positive aspects, such as flavor, hardiness and nutrition, and some negative aspects, including environmental damage, incr... More »

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According to WebMD, possible disadvantages of genetically modified crops include environmental hazards such as the creation of herbicide-resistant weeds, altering the nutritional content of food, resistance of crops to a... More »

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Present in 80 percent of packaged food in the United States, genetically modified foods have some positive aspects, such as flavor, hardiness and nutrition, and some negative aspects, including environmental damage, incr... More »

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Corn, potato, soybeans and cotton are four types of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, that have built-in pesticides, according to the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The "built... More »

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Food irradiation reduces the number of pests, molds, parasites and bacteria on many foods, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, but the Organic Consumers Association points out that irradiating foo... More »

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