Deprecated: The $control_id argument is deprecated since version 3.5.0! in /home/gour5100/public_html/wp-content/plugins/elementor/modules/dev-tools/deprecation.php on line 304

Deprecated: The $control_id argument is deprecated since version 3.5.0! in /home/gour5100/public_html/wp-content/plugins/elementor/modules/dev-tools/deprecation.php on line 304

Deprecated: The $control_id argument is deprecated since version 3.5.0! in /home/gour5100/public_html/wp-content/plugins/elementor/modules/dev-tools/deprecation.php on line 304

Deprecated: The $control_id argument is deprecated since version 3.5.0! in /home/gour5100/public_html/wp-content/plugins/elementor/modules/dev-tools/deprecation.php on line 304
Pros And Cons of Bio-Fortified Agricultural Produce In Nigeria – Gourmet Guide234 Kitchen
Deprecated: Hook elementor/dynamic_tags/register_tags is deprecated since version 3.5.0! Use elementor/dynamic_tags/register instead. in /home/gour5100/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5758

Deprecated: Function Elementor\Core\DynamicTags\Manager::register_tag is deprecated since version 3.5.0! Use register instead. in /home/gour5100/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5383

Pros And Cons of Bio-Fortified Agricultural Produce In Nigeria

Nigerian farmers are gradually keying into Bio-modified and Fortified crop production. These scientifically made products have proven to be cheaper to grow than having to buy manure and fertilizer, and also grow faster and bigger than regular crop production.

Yet food consumers still hold reservations about the dangers of having their food chemically grown while the farmers and scientist say it is the best way forward for all countries.

Here’s a list of the benefits and side-effects of Bio-Fortified crop production.

(BAD) Larger Production
It has been easier to raise crops that are classified as genetically modified because all of their examples have the stronger ability to resist pests. This attribute helps farmers with producing greater amounts of crops or foods.

(GOOD)Unusual Taste
Genetically modified foods are observed to have unnatural tastes compared with the ordinary foods that are sold on the market. This could be the result of the substances that were added to their composition.

(BAD)New Diseases
As previously mentioned, genetically modified foods can create new diseases. Considering that they are modified using viruses and bacteria, there is a fear that this will certainly happen. This threat to human health is a worrisome aspect that has received a great deal of debate.

(GOOD) More Nutritious Foods
According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, some GM foods have been engineered to become more nutritious in terms of vitamin or mineral content. This not only helps people get the nutrients they need, but also plays a significant role in fighting against malnutrition in third-world countries. In fact, the United Nations recommends that rice that is enhanced with vitamin A can help with reducing deficiencies of such nutrient around the world.

(GOOD)New Products and Crops are Made
New kinds of crops are being developed to be grown at extreme climates, such as those present in dry or freezing environments. As an example, scientists have developed a new type of tomato that grows in salty soil. Another good discovery in genetic engineering of plants is the exclusion of the gene responsible for caffeine in coffee beans, creating decaffeinated coffee beans, which can then be grown naturally.

(BAD) Unusual Taste Of Common Food
Genetically modified foods are observed to have unnatural tastes compared with the ordinary foods that are sold on the market. This could be the result of the substances that were added to their composition.

(BAD)New Diseases
As previously mentioned, genetically modified foods can create new diseases. Considering that they are modified using viruses and bacteria, there is a fear that this will certainly happen. This threat to human health is a worrisome aspect that has received a great deal of debate.

(GOOD)Food are stronger against Pests and damages   
It has been proven that genetically modified crops do not need pesticides to become stronger against various types of insects or pests that may destroy them. This means that food crop like beans, will become more durable against weavles and other pests

 

So Bio-Modified crop production is becoming more and more in use by Nigerian farmers, and is supported by the international bodies, as the Eco-friendly and economically cost effective way to feed the nation. It will however require adequate monitoring to ensure all crops are safe for consumption.

 

 

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Recent Posts