Many people question the benefits of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Today we are looking at one important factor in GMOs, the cost. With the decrease in farmland we have to look at ways for us to increase our yield without increasing the cost of food. We do this by using more efficient technology for planting and harvesting, better pesticides, and enhanced labor of the land. This is where GMOs can really help, due to their increased resistance to pests, drought, and disease, GM crops can produce higher yields, keeping the prices of those crops lower.
In a post released by the Council for Biotechnology Information (CBI) ten facts about GMOs were released. Number eight on this list discusses the impact of GMOs on the price of food. In it they say that if the United States were to ban genetically modified organisms we would see a much larger decrease in crops. Visit this website to see more on GMOs and how they can affect the cost of food.
While we may not be able to completely control the reduction of crop prices through the use of genetically modified crops we can definitely use them to help. I think that we can all agree that lower costs at the grocery store are beneficial.