Benefits Of Genetically Modified Organisms

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When we hear the phrase genetically modified organisms, we may automatically picture scientists in white lab coats, with gloves, and testing equipment. All of them working diligently in a brightly lit room with a cold, hospital like feel. What if I told you that humans have been modifying organisms since developed agriculture came into existence? An example of this is corn. It grows naturally in North America. However, if you take a trip to any western European countryside and you will find fields upon fields of corn. Humans have modified corn to be able to grow in Europe. They modified it without scientist and without high tech equipment. Not only have humans been cultivating genetically modified organisms for years, they are also not as dangerous as society makes them out to be. In fact, there are many benefits to GMOs including vaccines that do not require refrigeration, mosquitos that do not carry malaria, and various economic benefits. Before you can judge something you have to understand it for everything it is. This fact applies to GMOs as well. GMOs in the sense that the media knows it by is as Jeffrey Smith states “ a product of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even human.” The simple more general definition is “organisms whose genetic Devlin 2 makeups have been changed by
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