Genetically Modified Food

How fast does genetically modified food grow?

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It depends on how it has been modified and what traits were selected for modification.

Generally they grow at a similar rate to non-modified crops.

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yes. but not true always this again depend upon how is this food modified genetealy


Its used for any purpose that non-genetically modified food is used for. If you mean why is food genetically modified - the purpose is to make the food taste better, grow faster, be resistant to pests, be resistant to herbicides, last longer, or for a host of other properties meant to make the food better and/or cheaper.


its genetically modified


Genetically modified food is so cheap because the processes used in growing it is supposedly "faster, better, and cheaper." Most soybeans, which are in most of the foods we consume, are genetically modified and nobody really knows. Companies just want to grow more for cheap then sell more at a cheap price.


Genetically Modified crops are used because it makes crops grow quicker. And also because it increases the vitamin and protein levels.


In some cases, genetically modified organisms can make it easier to grow food. Some genetically engineered crops are able to grow better in certain areas than others. For instance, a genetically modified corn crop could be made to be better suited to growing in a certain environment than naturally occurring corn crops. These crops could be made so that they are more robust than natural crops, which could make them easier to grow. However, genetically modified crops could also cause problems, because they are not as genetically diverse as natural crops. This could be a problem if a disease breaks out among the crops. In populations of natural crops diversity allows some crops to survive such outbreaks because of genetic traits, but in genetically modified populations that diversity might not be present which could lead to the death of all the crops in a population and erasing the food supply.


Food that are known to have been genetically modified are corn, soy, canola, rice, wheat, apples, papayas, tomatoes, potatoes, crookneck squash, and possibly other foods. More and more foods are being genetically modified, so this list will grow as time goes on.


People genetically alter pigs in order to make the pigs grow faster and be more meat than fat. When the pig bodies grow faster it increases the efficiency of the farm or business. Sometimes the pigs grow so heavy so fast that they can not support themselves.


I assume you mean genetically modified, since anything that grows does so based on its genetic material. No, genetically modified crops do not take any longer to grow than their naturally-selected counterparts. When growing corn, for example, the farmer can choose from a fairly wide selection of maturity lengths, both in normal and in genetically modified.


technology has helped us to grow more foods we can get a large quantity of food from a specific area than in old times quality of food is more better and its hygienic. genetically modified food is the best example of technology.


An advantage is often higher crop yield. However they have also genetically modified plants to grow faster instead of more, or to produce better in a certain climate.


Genetically modified fish are fish that have had their DNA changed by taking a gene from an unrelated organism and forcing it into the DNA of a fish. The only known GMO fish is salmon, which has been modified to make grow faster and bigger than their non-GMO counterparts.


Supporters approve of genetically modified food (GM food) because they believe any risks would be offset my a huge benefit, and when theres beginning to get food shortages in the world grow larger food faster is only a benefit


Genetically Modified foods, or GM foods, can be genetically modified with many different goals in mind. This can be for a faster maturation time or it could be for insect resistance, drought resistance, higher yeild, etc. Most GMO foods today are genetically manipulated to be resistant to herbicides or to produce an insecticide within the plant itself. Genetic engineering has no affect on their maturation.


Yes you can. A seed is considered organic if it is grown without the use of chemicals.


They look more attractive, so more people will buy them, boosting the economy. Also, in a situation where there was a food shortage, we could genetically modify foods to grow more and faster to meet our needs are healthier for you they are better they are bigger.


none why are chickens so small when you buy them at the store and farm chickens are bigger. Well grocery chicken is feed a powder that make them grow fast but they grow small. Farm chickens are organic and so are BROWN eggs. White eggs are not organic eggs. Basically nothing because now a days there is not as much healthy food the fish have mercury.


Genetically modified plants have been created to be as large and healthy as they possibly can. For example, there is a formula for corn that makes them have larger kernels and are generally more resilient to bugs and other problems like drought. Basically they yield more food to consume and require less effort to grow.


Genetically modified food, sometimes called Round-Up Ready, has been genetically modified to accept certain pesticides better (Monsanto's Round Up, for example). It is not of greater nutritional value, it does not grow better, it does not grow faster, and it does not resist bugs better. It merely accepts pesticides better meaning you can use less. If your neighbor grows GMF and it spreads to your fields (by wind or bug or whatever), you will be charged a fee for having it in your field. Also whether or not the food is safe in humans has not been determined by any long-term studies. Who does it effect? Potentially everyone because once that genie is out of the bottle, there is no telling what long-term effects it will have on us or the environment.


Genetically modified foods are beneficial to the companies that create and patent GMO varieties, and evidently to farmers who grow GMO crops and companies who use GMO ingredients in their foods. Since there were no long-term human studies done before GMO foods were approved for commercial sales, it is not known how beneficial, if at all, GMO foods are to human health.


they do not grow amazingly fast they grow quite slowely but if you give it good plant food it will grow faster. thanks


Unless you are a farmer, it is unlikely that you will have the option of deciding to grow genetically modified food, at least transgenic GMO food, because there are not yet any transgenic garden varieties being sold. However, there are hybrid varieties in which radiation has been used to create mutations, and those may be available for sale to gardeners. Concerning eating GMO foods, each person has to decide that for him or herself, but making the choice not to eat it means that you have to avoid more than 70% of the foods in grocery stores, mostly the foods that are processed and many meats.


yes and no it will grow but not very fast as dog food helps it


Corporations, such as Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, Bayer, and Pioneer (as well as others) genetically modify plants. Usually, the modifications are to cause a crop to be resistant to a specific herbicide, or to produce an insecticide in the crop itself. Farmers grow the GM crops, food companies use the GMO crops in their foods, and the grocery stores sell those foods to the consumers.


The insects could grow resistant to the pesticide in the genetically-modified corn and become immune to regular pesticides.



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