A New Breed Of Genetic Engineering

1433 WordsOct 13, 20156 Pages
Genetic modification has long been a part of the way humans adapt to their environment. From selectively breeding sheep to get the perfect wool to eliminating unsavory seeds to get the tastiest, reddest apples, people have been indirectly engineering the genes of other organisms for centuries. However, scientific advancement has produced a new breed of genetic engineering. Scientists are now able to actually insert genes from one organism into the DNA of another (Goldbas 20). While this has led to numerous beneficial medicines and foods, the modern GMOs are enveloped in controversy. The food industry is under great pressure as the world population sky rockets. To many, the GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, produced by biotechnology companies like Monsanto are all too welcome in the race to produce as much food as possible. The common stance perpetuated by media sources is that GMOs are good, allowing starving people to have food. While the concept behind GMOs is redeemable, GMOs themselves do not quite live up to their expectations. Lack of regulation and a desire to make the most money has made the GMO industry corrupt. GMOs are not a healthy food option as long as they aren’t held to strict regulations. Food is too impactful to be left in the hands of companies who are afraid to be proven wrong. GMOs should not be legal in America until the companies that make them are held to higher standards. The main argument against the anti-GMO movement is that scientists
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