For many years farmers and factories have been crossbreeding many different breeds of animals and crop seeds to aid in making the product taste better or in increasing the number of produced items. According to the International Food Information Council, the most common crops being used for biotechnology are soybeans, corn, potatoes, cotton, canola, papaya, and squash.
Recent studies show a high increase in crop production, though most of these crops contain harmful chemicals that can lead to health problems. According to ProQuest, the modified corn in fields is killing Monarch Butterflies and other insects because of the chemicals located in the pollen on which these insects live. New allergies are also showing up in adults and children because the foods they are eating contain small bacteria that are triggering new allergens. This is one of the reasons that the cost of allergy medications is going up because so many people are developing the need for these special medications.