Yes, there are many benefits to GMO's, but we have to think about the cons too. For example, GMO's can cause lots of environmental damage. Also, we don't know the long-term health affects GMO's could be having on us right now. We haven't been using GMO's long enough to know what long-term affects they could have on us. They could be extremely dangerous to us later in life, or they could have no affect at all- we don't know. Overall, I believe the benefits outweigh the risks and GMO's are a beneficial addition to our world.
Another benefit to genetically modified food is cost. Yes, the seeds for genetically modified food are a higher cost than regular seeds, but the pros that come with these higher seeds will eventually end up giving us a profit. Cost for pesticides is reduced with these seeds, along with less manpower needed to grow the crops. Eventually all the money being saved by buying a higher priced seed will add up and we will gain money, not lose it.
Genetically modifying food decreases the use of herbicide throughout our world. There has been a 6.1% decrease in our herbicide use now than the predicted use at this time. Decreased herbicide use overall benefits our ecosystem. We now have more organic and healthy food because we aren't using as many chemicals to preserve our food.
Genetically modified food comes with many perks and benefits. Genetically modifying food can help end world hunger, allow us to grow crops in their off seasons, and make food more nutritious for starving people all around the world. CNN says "GMO’s allow farmer to skip steps in the production process, like spraying herbicides and pesticides, because the crops are already resistant," which is just another benefit of genetically modifying food. All of these perks can add up to make our world such a better, more prosperous place to live.
There are many pros to genetically modifying food. For example GMO's can be resistant to heat, cold, or drought. Also, they are resistant to insects and herbicides. These advantages to GMO's make them a great addition to our world. They could resolve many of our world's problems and overall make it a better place.