Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are living organisms whom genetic material has been modified with the altered genes of required characteristics organisms through biotechnology techniques.
Effect of GMOs in Pakistan
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are made to use them as a alternative of natural foods to treat some diseases/deficiencies etc. There are some pros and cons of GMOs.
Pros of GMOs in Pakistan
World is moving towards GMOs due to advantages of GMOs. Now they are used worldwide and Pakistan also use them to fight against malnutrition, nutritional deficiencies, disease treatment etc. Here are some benefits of GMOs given below:
Increased crop yields:
GMOs are designed to be resistant against pets, insects and others diseases, therefore yield of the crops increased.
Reduced use of pesticides and Insecticides:
Many GMOs are resistant to pesticides and Insecticides. Therefore they can not attack on them.
Improve nutritional content of foods:
GMOs are designed provide maximum nutritional content as a whole and specific nutrient.
Increased food security:
GMOs can help to increase food security by increasing crop yields and reducing the impact of pests and diseases on crops.
More efficient use of land and resources:
GMOs can help to make farming more efficient by allowing farmers to use less land and resources to produce the same amount of food.
Increased competitiveness in the global market:
By using GMOs, Pakistani farmers may be able to produce crops that are more competitive in the global market, which can help to increase their income.
Increased resistance to environmental stress:
GMOs can be designed to be more tolerant to environmental stress, such as drought or high temperatures, which can help to increase crop yields in areas affected by climate change.
Better resistance to biotic and abiotic stressors:
GMOs can help to make crops more resistant to environmental stressors such as salt, drought, and heat, which can help to increase crop yields in areas affected by climate change.