Posted On: Nov. 20, 2017
America has grown leaps and bounds when it comes to agricultural. One way that the United States has increased the food production is by scientists altering genetic material, or DNA, it's called genetic modification (GM). Genetically modifying foods or food crops can enhance taste and quality, increase nutrients or improve resistance to pests and disease. Another way that We have increased food production. Another way that the US has increased food production is by increasing the temperatures when the are farming, whether it be by establishing farms in the states where it is warmer, or controlling the temperature in climate controlled farms. The downfall to changing the GM is that is has not been researched to deem this process safe. The benefits sound great, but there could be some serious side effects. Upon changing the temperature, it could help increase the issue of global warming, many farmers lose their farms, or have to relocate to move to warmer areas to tend to their crops. But the most important downfall is that when you use temperature to speed up the harvest, the crops lose their nutrients. For some crops (such as grains), faster growth reduces the amount of time that seeds have to grow and mature. Discovery.com http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/impacts-adaptation/agriculture.html The author has very well explained the technique of genetic modification (GM). This technique is used to modify fruits and food crops so that they can be made more tasty and of better quality. Pests and diseases are two of the most common enemies of crops and GM helps in reducing the damage caused by the two. Since the technique is new, the food crops and fruits produced by this method , when consumed , may lead to side effects. Further research needs to be done in this regard and then only one can conclude them to be safe.