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The disadvantages of genetically modified crops are:

  1. Proteins produced by GM organisms may cause allergies and other diseases
  2. Persistent release of insecticidal proteins by GMO’s may disrupt the biological activity of the soil.
  3. Horizontal transfer of antibiotic resistant genes from transgenic crops to bacteria
  4. The genetically modified crops may eliminate the indigenous varieties through competition for minerals and nutrients
  5. Environmental risk of crop developed using GMO’s
  6. Genetically modified crops may turn benign organisms into destructive pests.
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