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  • Task 2 : GM foods (agree/disagree)

     Falak updated 1 week, 1 day ago 5 Members · 9 Posts
  • Falak

    September 27, 2021 at 2:15 PM
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    With a growing world population one of the pressing issues is that of feeding such a large number of people. Some people think that GM foods offer a viable solution to this problem. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    (Write minimum 250 words)

  • Arjun

    September 28, 2021 at 5:09 PM
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    • Falak

      September 29, 2021 at 2:29 PM
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      Introduction : has become one of the biggest problem ( the major concerns)

      intake of GM crops (intake is redundant)

      Conclusion : GM crops is (are)

      Feedback : Be careful with “subject- verb” agreement. The argument is well-developed, supported well with examples. Keep writing !

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  • Roshini

    October 3, 2021 at 8:23 PM
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    One of the major concerns the world is currently facing is that of ensuring enough food for all people as the world population has been on the rise. It is considered by some that one feasible solution to this problem is utilising genetic modification technology in food production. I completely disagree with this idea for health and environmental reasons.

    Firstly, genetically modified crops can be a threat to local ecosystems. Many crops are made more resistant to diseases, insects and severe weather conditions through genetic alteration, which could cause them to become stronger than most species in the area. As a result, the ecosystem could be thrown out of balance, leading to the loss of some local species. In Japan, for instance, genetically modified tomatoes spread to other areas through seed dispersal and deprive the natural plants of their habitat.

    Secondly, the health impact of GM foods has still been unclear. Because genetic engineering is relatively a new area of research, its effect on the human body after consumption remains a cause for concern. For this reason, more rigorous research is required before we are able to rely on GM products on a larger scale. A good example of this is the corn produced using GM technology in France, which was proven to be carcinogenic by a number of studies.

    To conclude , I disagree with the idea of using GM food as a viable solution to the issue of food shortage due to population growth unless its safety and environmental effects are tested thoroughly. It is crucial that we carefully consider the risks that might arise when utilising technology

    • Falak

      October 3, 2021 at 11:05 PM
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      Feedback : Well written ,content is good with good use of related words. However, example in body paragraph one could be more elaborated and coherent. Keep practicing

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  • Arka

    October 11, 2021 at 9:54 AM
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    Ma’am here is my answer.Please do give your valuable feedback.

    • Falak

      October 12, 2021 at 8:52 AM
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      However, I strongly disagree due to (owing to) various health concerns.

      one of the biggest (such) advantage(s)/ The biggest advantage is

      It has significantly faster growth rate (Crop yield is significantly higher as compared to conventional ones)

      as this (these )is (are) not natural (bio-engineered)

      In conclusion, GM foods/genetically modified crops have its (their) own benefits

      No example found.

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  • Gorthi

    October 11, 2021 at 10:04 AM
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    The exponential increase in the world population,as compared to the past-decades.This resulted in a high-demand for food to feed the substantial number of people.As a solution,agriculturists around the world have come up GM foods(genetically modified foods).Although,GM foods may seem like a viable method to encounter our problem to produce more food,I believe that there are some underlying effects to these modified consumables therefore I would argue that there are some other methods to overcome this issue.

    I am certain that genetically modified foods seems to have its own advantages.For instance,the crops grow at a rather faster rate than they naturally would have,allowing the farmers to yield more vegetables for the consumption of people.In addition to that, scientist inject chemicals into the food products to not only allow them to grow quickly but also resistant to different kinds of pests.This way, these consumables lasts longer and are readily available for the humans to feed on them meeting all the requirements of the costumers.

    Although GM foods have advantages it is obvious that it has its fair share of disadvantages.Basically,the DNA structure of the food is modified that has a harmful effect on the human race by decreasing resistance towards antibodies as in ultimately decreasing the immunity and increasing the threat of getting more diseases.Furthermore,Genetically modified foods come at great costs due to its highly complicated process GM foods may not appeal to the majority of people,resulting in farmers suffering huge loss as cost of production may me significantly higher than the money they gained from selling them.

    Taking everything into consideration,although GM foods are easily available whole year, consuming them will negatively affect your health but also makes it harder for the farmers to continue farm. Therefore, I strongly disagree with the notion that GM foods are a great solution for providing food to a large population.

    • Falak

      October 12, 2021 at 8:59 AM
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      The (There has been an) exponential increase in the world population,as compared to the past-decades.

      world have come up (with) GM foods

      I would argue that there are some other methods to overcome this issue. ( this argument has not been developed in the entire essay ); no example found

      Band : 3.5/6

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