This is the seventh of a series of articles that I will write to explain and outline the advantages of genetically modifying food and organisms. Before moving forward, I should point out that I will discuss some of the disadvantages to genetic changes to crops, but that will come after this series is over. Sign up on the right of the blog to receive updates directly to your email inbox to ensure you don’t miss any part of the series.
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To explain briefly, these are the main points:
- Medicines and vaccines are often very costly to produce and sometimes require special storage conditions that are not easily available in third worls countries.
- A lack of medicines and vaccines causes several thousand deaths around the world every year, especially in the third world.
That’s the general gist of the arguments against using non-genetically modified methods. Let’s dive deeper into these concerns.
Medicines Are Costly
Medicines and vaccines are extrmeely costly. That statement is generally true across the board. What this means is that many don’t get the life that they deserve only because they were born in unfortunate circumstances. We could save literally thousands of lives if we were to figure out a cheaper and more easily accessible method of delivering these vaccines.
Researchers are working to develop edible vaccines in tomatoes and potatoes. These vaccines will be much easier to ship, store, and administer than traditional injectable vaccines.
This is the seventh part of this series. There are several other benefits such as pest resistance, herbicide tolerance, disease resistance, cold tolerance, drought tolerance, etc. Enter your email address below to get these articles directly in your inbox when they are posted. You will also get a free ebook that explains the basics of GM food and GMO. It contains everything you need to know to be able to dive deeper into these discussion in your own research as well as in conversation with your colleagues and friends. Sign up below!