With a growing population many people believe that we should focus on producing more GM foods. what are the advantages and the disadvantages of doing this.

Recently there has been a noticeable rise in population. It is thought that genetically modified
should be increased. In
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I shall explain the possible positive and negative impacts of
an idea. On the
hand, the production of more genetically modified
results in many advantages.
of which is increasing the rate of agriculture outcome.
is because genetic engineering aims to come up with
which are more productive and with a longer life span.
, main cereals like wheat, corn and rice are expected to fill the needs of the nowadays elevated population.
, vegetables that used to rotten in a few hours or days are now modified to
to two weeks, so they can bare being shipped to far places without being damaged.
For instance
, original tomatoes used to rotten from two to four days maximum, but they were treated to sunrise for over two weeks recently.
development , indeed , affects positively the country’s economy.
On the other hand
, using genetically modified
may have some drawbacks.
disadvantage is that it causes dangerous diseases. To illustrate, as scientists change the characters of natural vegetables and fruits, they, definitely, use a chemical substance which eventually affects our health causing dreadful sicknesses
as cancer.
For example
, according to research conducted by the Faculty of Agriculture at Zagazig University in which 5000 volunteers who consume GM
participated in the research, about 10% of the participants developed different cancerous diseases. Another disadvantage is that
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the industry of producing organic natural
would recede. Due to the almost impossible competition between them and the productions with cheap prices compared with organic
, investors who own farmlands that plant organic
may lose their jobs affecting the country economy negatively. To conclude, more GM
result in many advantages as increasing food production and quality, while they may have many disadvantages as affecting our health and vanishing the organic food industry.

Answer the 'Advantages and Disadvantages' topic

IELTS advantages and disadvantages questions normally give you a statement and ask you to comment on the advantages and disadvantages of that statement.

Answer structure for the type of essay

  • Introduction
  • Body paragraph 1 – advantages
  • Body paragraph 2 – disadvantages
  • Conclusion

Examples to start your body paragraph:

  • The main advantage is...
  • The disadvantage of this...
  • The main benefit...
  • Despite these advantages...
  • One possible drawback...

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