the human race has been a part of agriculture for over ten thousand years. It is no wonder that so many of the things we eat are based directly on the crops that were used to make them. With all the advances in genetics, we are able to create foods that are not only more delicious, but can be used in a wider variety of ways. These food items are known as “dietary supplements.
The same goes for many other technologies that we use today. The idea that we can use our biology to create foods that are more delicious and healthier is a great idea. However, a new science called DNA technology provides us with the ability to make our food more efficient and more humane. This means that we can harvest more of an article’s nutrients without having to cut it up and throw away half of it.
DNA technology has the potential to make more efficient food crops, as it allows farmers to grow crops that require less water and can be more quickly harvested. It makes food more sustainable as well, as it doesn’t require the use of pesticides and fertilizers. In fact, it allows us to use our bodies’ own natural processes to produce food that is more nutritious and less costly.
While we can’t know for sure, a study published in the journal Nature in 2002 suggests that if we were to use DNA technology to produce food, it would cut agriculture’s carbon and food production costs by up to 20%. The authors concluded that if we use DNA technology to cultivate crops, we would save 5% of the food that we would otherwise have to use to feed ourselves.
This makes sense to us, but we might ask, “What would be the point of using our bodies’ DNA to produce food?” If we had a gene that could be inserted into the plants we eat and grow, we could use our bodies’ DNA to grow crops and harvest the resulting food. We could use our bodies’ DNA to create our own food.
As it turns out, this might be a very good idea but would be incredibly expensive. For a start, we might need to create a gene that could be inserted into the plants we eat and grow so that they would produce the food we would eat. That could take several years of research or a lot of money. Then we might need to have the genetic material of the plants we eat, the plants the crops would produce, and the crops harvested.
Yes, you might need to spend a lot of money and take a lot of time to create the DNA that could be used in the food we eat. But that’s really the least of your worries right? You’d have your own food, and it would be much more affordable than you can imagine.
The good news is we’re not entirely dependent on genetic engineering, but we’re not entirely free either. I know that sounds scary, but biotech has been around for a while now, and the technology is improving all the time. And it’s an exciting game to play, especially if you have a good idea for a new pesticide.
My own research into the subject began when I started to wonder if we can genetically engineer the crops on the planet to grow more food, and more importantly, if we can genetically engineer the people who eat the food. I started to think of all those people who work outside the agricultural field, as well as the world’s poorest people, who have no food at all.