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Introduction

Background of the Study

The world of genetically modified technology continues to dominate


across the world. Genetically modified products which are unknown to
many can already be seen everywhere, from the fruits, vegetables, corns
to soybeans and other agricultural crops that are added as ingredients to
the food that people eat of today’s generation. According to Dr. Saturtina
Halos (2017), one of the pillars of biotechnology in the country, Filipino
breakfast can include hotdog, cheese, coffee, fruit juice, eggs and corned
beef- all containing genetically modified textured vegetable protein or
TGP. The commercial development of GM products began in 1996 and has
expanded each year ever since. However, despite the potential benefits of
these GMP’s in terms of raising agricultural advantages and increased
resistance to diseases-thus reducing the need for pesticides, the
controversial modification of the genetics of crops and organisms sparked
debate over its safety. People are questioning it for it may pose hazards to
human health and there are growing concerns as the alteration of the
genetics of crops may cause risk to the environment.

This study revolves in the variables of natural alternatives to


genetically modified products. The main purpose of the study is to be able
to know if these alternatives are better to be used rather than the GM
products. An example of non-gmo alterative is having a fair and sustainable
ways of farming and producing food, agro-ecology which is already existing
in Europe. They keep ecosystems in balance, respect wildlife, preserve soil,
water and other natural resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and
provide high quality, healthy, local and seasonal food with conventional
and organic seeds and livestock breeds.
The study revolves in the variables of natural alternatives to
genetically modified products. The main purpose of the study is to know if
it is possible to produce food without poisoning people and the planet.
Here are some examples: Having a fear and sustainable ways of farming
and producing food, agro-ecology which is already existing in Europe. They
keep ecosystem in balance, respect wildlife, preserve soil, water and other
natural resources, reduce greenhouse emission and provide high quality,
healthy, local and seasonal food with conventional and organic seeds and
livestock breeds. In contrast, to the ever-growing supermarkets and
increasing corporates control of the whole food chain, there has been a
renaissance in locally produce, Agro-ecological food across many
countries. These have led to more and better jobs, including young people
and more vibrant economy.

Significance of the Study

The increase of genetically modified products in the market sparks


concern over its credibility in terms of its safety to human health and
potential dangers that it can pose to the environment. GMP’s increase
herbicide use that kills the weeds. However, it created “superweeds” that
are resistant to herbicide. This caused farmers to use stronger and more
toxic herbicides to the crops. That’s why alternatives are being proposed
by the anti-GMP activists to just stick to the traditional way of farming,
which is organic farming. Organic crops are grown without the use of
synthetic pesticides and bioengineered genes (GMPs) which can be safer
to eat because it contains fewer chemicals and doesn’t contain
preservatives.
Statement of the Problem

This study aims to determine the Natural Alternatives to Generally


Modified Products. Specifically, this seeks answers on the following
questions:

a. What are the natural alternatives to GMP?


b. What is the most effective alternative?
c. How can natural alternative benefits farmers and consumer?

Scope and Limitation

The main point of this study is to determine the importance of having


natural alternatives rather than Genetically Modified Products. This study
was conducted from 12th Day of October Until 22nd Day of October at Our
Lady of Fatima University-Quezon City Campus. The Researchers limited
their time and the allotted time for this study in not less than 2 weeks.

Hypothesis

There is no significant difference between the effectivity of


genetically modified products and organisms to Non-GMOs in terms of
their benefits to the farmers.

There is a significant difference between the effectivity of genetically


modified products and organisms to Non-GMOs in terms of their benefits
to the farmers.s
References:

Mendoza, P. (2017) The gmo in your food. Retrieved from


https://philippinesgraphic.net/the-gmo-in-your-food/

Stop the crop for a sustainable, gmo-free future. Retrieved from


www.stopthecrop.org/sustainable-alternatives

Organic 101: Can gmos be used in organic product. Retrieved from


https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2013/05/17/organic-101-can-gmos-
be-used-organic-products