Rationale behind Genetically Modified Crops

Inherient ability of natural crops has been proved inadequate to cope with the newly arising threats of pests and parasitic herbs. And, at the same time, augmentation of productivity is imperative to feed billion mouths. In this situation, genetic manipulation remains only viable option. Let’s see the true rationale behind the genetically modified crops.

What is mean by genetic modification crops ?

We are aware about the technological interventions in field of flora and fauna. In order to bring desired outcome, scientists inserts desirable genes by the process of recombination of DNA. It is popularly known as Genetic Engineering.

For layman’s understanding, genetic engineering is a  scientific technique through which desirable genes are  inserted in the genome of species of plants and animals. In this way, the natural ability of a species is induced to maximize production.

Why is it so important ?

The degree and intensity of certain environmental concerns are on the rise duo human induced interventions.

These concerns are limiting the inherient abilities of  food or other cash crops, to produce more. But, we need more to feed teeming numbers. Mere external inputs cannot be enough to augment the abilities so that it could maximize production.

Natural crops have Inherient limits to produce as per the growing  demands. Hence, this compulsion left us on the mercy of technological innovation.

Genetically modified crops and environmental concerns.

Though GM crops possess promising abilities to offer solutions for various confronting issues, but the views of environmentalists are otherwise.They have been constantly arguing against the process of technological interventions in the natural cycle.Theirs arguments are based more on the ethical grounds rather than scientific.

Nevertheless, one argument regarding the resistance of pest or herbs is noteworthy. It is also proved that after a period, the targeted pests develops resistant abilities against the newer crops which demands further modification.

Second, it might pose a serious threat once it enters into the natural ecosystem.

Third, there is a fear of loss of species diversity and might begin the era of mono-species culture. Logically, all arguments are justifiable and force us think innovative .

Integrated approach should get priority

Enduring benefits cannot be guaranteed unless we limit them within the carrying capacity of nature, otherwise recorrecting cycle may recur.

We have already tested the natural limits of nature. And, now, we should consider integrated pest, weed, and nutrition management as a full fledged mission, instead earlier pilot basis. We know that there are astonishing results of this experiments. Hereon, we should stand for both.

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