Archive for October 22nd, 2008

Ecological Impacts of Genetic Engineering of Crops

Genetic modification of organisms (GMO) has recently attracted much public attention. Proponents of biotechnology highlight its beneficial effects on agriculture and food processing industry – cheaper, tastier, more durable, tasty, and nutritious food. Critics of genetic engineering use such terms as “genetic manipulation” and “Frankenstein food” to stress the unnaturalness of the process, as well as the related dangers like negative impacts on the natural environment and human health.Undoubted…