May 21, 2011, Harri Daniel, 1 Comment. Are GMO foods less nutritious? Environmental Benefits Of GMOs. In honor of World Soil Day, GMO Answers expert Dr. Wayne Parrott. GMOs are imported, grown, and/or field-tested in more than 75 countries. Environmental Benefits of GMOs. For instance, both a variety of lentil that is popular in India and cassava, a root that is highly consumed in Nigeria, are known to contain high levels of harmful substances which could lead to toxicity or disease. The overall conclusion from the studies of several workers is that fish GH transgenics enjoy growth rates markedly superior to those in comparable (in some cases sibling) non transgenics. benefits arising from the use of gmos Evidence of real benefit in terms of economically significant characters comes mainly from work on growth hormone (GH) (Table 4). GMOs, genetically modified organisms, or even ‘frankenfood,’ as they have been called have been eaten by consumers for many years.. What are the health risks of eating GMO foods? There is a great debate going on right now on the subject of genetically modified foods, or GMOs. Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs are made from altering genetic materials so as to create new sets of genes. For some, the idea of GMO food is a good one because the modifications allow crops to become resistant to drought and infestations, letting more people have more regular meals. When talking about to plants, GMOs produced are more pest resistant and they require less manual labor for maintaining. While regulations regarding GMOs vary from country to country, there are currently 13 crops with GM varieties commercially available around the world. GMO Crops There is no nutritional difference between GMOs and their non-GMO counterpart, unless the nutritional content of the GM crops has been intentionally modified, like high oleic soybeans, or biofortified crops, such as Golden Rice.. While it’s important to be aware of any health risks, GMO foods may come with some health benefits after all, such as improving the quality and safety of foods. GMOs – we’ve read about them in the news, have researched their ancient roots and continue to have discussions with our family and friends about them. While many understand the importance of healthy soil, many are unaware of the role GMOs play in enhancing soil health.