TED DENİZLİ COLLEGE / 8-A GMO Food Çisil Ümit TÜRKERİ GMO food is a cause of concern due to their future effects, but despite all the worries, GMO food production cannot be abandoned. What are the benefits and harms of GMO food? GMO nutrients are obtained from plant species whose DNA is changed by methods developed by genetic engineering. By transferring DNA from one organism to another, the organism’s DNA is genetically modified. Then the question is why we produce GMO food? Genetic engineering technology applications in plants are carried out in order to improve product quality, development of resistance to harmful organisms and agronomic characteristics. Currently, the United States, India, Argentina, Brazil and Canada. Most of the maize and soybean grown in the United States (about 85 percent) are GMOs. It is thought that genetic engineering technology has been facilitated in recent years and that this technology can produce large quantities of food and medicine which are necessary as a result of the growing population of the world. In addition, this technology has the potential benefits of faster, growing, disease, weather and insect resistant, pesticide-resistant herbal products, as well as more delicious, safer, more productive, more nutritious, longlasting and health-beneficial plant and animal products. they will be. In addition, it is claimed that this technology has the potential benefits of faster, growing, pesticide-resistant herbal products, as well as more delicious, safer, more productive, more nutritious, long-lasting and healthbeneficial plant and animal products. However, the short-term and long-term effects of these products, especially on human health, are not sufficiently known. It is not true to introduce nutrients for human consumption that we have not yet predicted their effects on. Moreover, if these products threaten genetic diversity, an irreversible process will be undertaken. To sum up, for all these reasons, such products should be placed on the market after sufficient scientific research and their usage should be controlled by legal regulations before serving it to the people.