Consumer Benefits of Biotechnology

Biotechnology raises questions and concern of food-labeling, allergens, antibiotic resistance, and effects on the environment, for consumers. But biotechnology also offers benefits. Biotechnology can help individuals that have immune responses to specific proteins by reducing a specific protein level and diminishing the allergic response. Biotechnology can help to decrease the use of pesticides and herbicides on crops. Biotechnology has also helped to increase the nutrient content in certain foods to help alleviate health problems. Let's take a closer look at each of these consumer benefits.