National Research Council in Canada has proposed the development of genetically modified wheat in the country, especially with the low productivity level and inability to adapt to various farming situations by Canadian wheat farmers. However, this proposition was met with a lot of disapproval by the wheat farmers themselves and the community in general. The intense climate change that is being experienced in Canada has resulted to these farming challenges and GE wheat is now being considered as the perfect solution for this seemingly uncontrollable problem.
Why Politicians Approve GE Wheat While Farmers Do Not?
The new GMO wheat that is pending for approval in the market is said to be tolerant of herbicide applications, which the creators believe are going to improve yield and simplify the process of weed management when growing these grains. But wheat farmers strongly disapprove of this because they believe it will cause the consumers to lose confidence in the grain products in Canada, as well as the US.
Politicians, however, are welcoming the idea of producing genetically modified wheat into the market due to its socio-economic benefits. The price of wheat is expected to drop by as much as 30 percent or more when the GM wheat variety is introduced into the market and become commercially available. However, the process of assessing the impact on genetically modified varieties into the local market is still in its infancy stage but politicians are positive about the outcome of this assessment.
3 Good Reasons To Go For GMO Free Vegetables
Organic vegetables are the best choice around for those who wanted to be safe and healthy always as opposed to the potential health risks posed by GMO fruits and vegetables. If you are one of those that are thinking, “maybe there is no big difference with GMO wheat and other crops that are grown using genetic engineering techniques”, then think again.
There are 3 main reasons why you need to choose GMO-free vegetables instead:
1. GMO-free vegetables are free from GMO ingredients and pesticides. Although GMO crops supporters would argue that there are no studies shown that would prove the health consequences of eating GMO fruits and vegetables, there is enough evidence that would indicate that the presence of toxic substances in products that are consumed by humans would have some level of negative impact on the body in the long run.
2. By eating organic vegetables, you are also helping in the protection of the environment. The process of altering the genetic composition of a plant can result to contamination of other non-targeted plants and insects, especially those injected with pesticides to boost production of certain plants. As a consolation, organic vegetables have more flavor in them than GE wheat or other similar vegetables or crops.
3. The nutritional component and value of organic vegetables is also better than GMO plants. In fact, you can get more nutrition from eating one organic vegetable as compared to eating two of ones that are grown using genetic engineering. In the end, it is also about cost-efficiency since you can get more nutritional benefits for the same value.