Biomedicine and genetic modification of food/crops are born out of the same scientific method. However, while biomedicine has been embraced, genetically modified food has face opposition.
Biomed or biomedicine is simply the use of the principles of the natural sciences, especially biology, and biochemistry. It’s a branch of medical science concerned especially with the capacity of human beings to survive and thrive in abnormally stressful environments and with the defensive modification of such conditions. It explains health regarding biology. It focused on the importance of learning about body structure (anatomy) and systems (physiology), in particular to understanding body mechanisms like the brain, nerves, heart, and arteries.
Biomedicine has been an important dynamic model and played the most important part of people’s understandings of health and illness today. It has had a huge and significant impact and stands with many of today’s fantastic accomplishments in medical care. Like the reduction of high mortality rates such as those found in infants in the earlier part of the twentieth century, and the complete eradication of some of the major killers, such as smallpox, polio, etc.
Genetically Modified Foods (GM)
Genetically modified foods (GM) foods, foods, are simply foods produced from organisms that have had their DNA modified using the methods of genetic engineering. Genetic engineering allows for the insertion of new favorable traits such as resistance to diseases, as well as more significant control over traits than other methods such as selective breeding.
It has argued that the benefits of GM crops greatly outweigh the health risks if any because it has so far remained only theoretical. The use of GM crops has reduced the price of food
It has raised the output of some crops like corn, cotton, and soy by up to 20 to 30 percent, helping to check starvation and aiding survival. If it were to be more widely adopted around the world, the price of food would go lower, and hunger and starvation will reduce.
In the future, those advantages will become all the more significant as the world’s population increase. According to The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates, the world will have to grow about 70 percent more food by 2050 just to keep up with population growth. That’s a huge number. More worries are that Climate change will render much of the world’s arable land harder to farm. GM crops could produce higher yields, withstand pests and disease, grow in semi-deserts, withstand high or low temperatures, and tolerate insects, disease, and herbicides.
The benefits are indeed many and one hope that with time, it will be accepted and more popularly adopted.