Genetically modified food is consumed and produced on a global scale. The heavily scientific sector of agriculture isn’t everyone’s favourite – however, it does solve numerous problems and meet several fast-paced modern-day demands.

GM crops are produced via the lab processes of altering the genetic material of a plant and essentially inserting DNA that carry favourable genes into the plant being grown. For example, the genes of plant tomato plant with larger tomatoes would be studied and inserted into the other tomato plants, and when the plant essentially reproduces via seed disposal and germination, this gene would be passed on meaning the farmers would obtain higher yields of tomato produce from the same number of crops.  

This process can be greatly beneficial to finding vegan alternatives or even just maximising yield and profit turnover and even working towards tackling the mass issues of food security.

However, GM foods don’t come without backlash. Many people find it unethical to be scientifically altering genes to maximise a certain value of it, a process with a likeness to a selective breeding when done to animals.

However, it cannot be denied that many people will all be able to better enjoy their preferred foods at the best quality under the science and technology funded by this growing advanced era in which we are all eager to embrace and change for the positive. So do you think it is time to start looking more positively towards the GM foods or should we keep it natural without overcomplicating our lifestyles and diets.