Archive for December 10th, 2008

Genetically Modified Crops or Insecticides?

The genetic modification debate on the merits and dangers of GM crops is a heated one. The pro-GM camp argues that genetic engineering of crops can increase their quality and nutritional value whereas the anti-GM camp fuels the discontent that scientists are just playing God and describes GM crops as unnatural and “Frankenstein foods.” One area of debate is whether genetically modifying crops is better than using insecticides in pest management.InsecticidesFarmers use insecticides to maintain th…