There is no proof that a crop is unsafe to consume just because it has been genetically modified. Every crop with a new trait brought by GM is closely examined since there may be dangers related to the particular new gene introduced. This genetic modification of crops is beneficial for the environment for several reasons, despite common misconceptions.
Limited Usage of Harmful Chemicals
Soil tilling is not necessary as farmers usually eliminate weeds when they plant herbicide-tolerant crop varieties. Instead, they use fewer chemical pesticides to safeguard genetically modified crops immune to insect harm. These enable farmers to control weeds without sacrificing their crops with dangerous pesticides.
This planting model is good soil health and also saves labour and fuel costs.
Reduced Emissions of Greenhouse Gases
This effect is mainly caused by GM crops using fewer spray runs and farmers switching from conventional tillage to farming methods that use little or no tillage. The active period of farm equipment that depends on fuel decreases due to both farming techniques.
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions have also resulted from using no-till or reduced tillage methods in conjunction with GM crops. Due to less soil tilling, plant residues break down more slowly, which has this effect. More carbon is buried in the ground as opposed to being released as carbon dioxide into the atmosphere since the decomposition process is slower.
Conservation of Water
Lands have little erosion and more excellent moisture retention because growers of genetically modified crops plough the soil less frequently. This production method that prioritizes conservation prevents important water bodies from overflowing with unintended runoff.
Likewise, compared to their natural crops, most GM varieties uses less water to mature. This allows farmers to preserve water resources simultaneously and generate significant amounts of food.