5 Insect ResistanceInsect resistance is a highly desirable trait for agriculture.Higher YieldsLower cost of productionLess use of hazardous pesticides
6 Herbicides Resistance Herbicides are chemicals which kill weed speciesIf not controlled weeds can significantly reduce yieldsThey kill weeds without harming the plantExample “Roundup Ready” Crops
7 Improved Nutrition Content Genetic engineering has been used to improve the nutritional content of cereal grains.An example is Golden Rice. Several genes have been introduced into Golden Rice that cause it to accumulate significant amounts of vitamin A
8 Disease Resistance Plants get diseases just like humans These diseases can be hard to controlGenetic engineering can be used to allow the direct insertion of disease resistance genes into the gene, potentially allowing for faster production of resistant plants.
9 Post-harvest Improvements Storage and distribution are major challenges for some speciesSome crops ripen more easily than othersThrough genetics they will be able to have a longer life span
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