Benefits Of Genetically Modified Organisms

1199 Words Feb 12th, 2016 5 Pages
Introduction
Genetically modified organisms come to be through genetic engineering where their genetic material is artificially altered in a laboratory to suit certain specifications. Genetic engineering is a new technology which gives rise to unstable animals, bacteria, and plants which are not naturally occurring and do not come into being through the normal crossbreeding methods as other traditional crops. Virtually every genetically modified crop produced commercially are made in such a way that they can produce their own insecticides and can withstand the application of herbicides directly. Some arguments have been put forth to oppose the biotech industry claims that these genetically modified organisms produce a higher yield than other traditional crops, are more drought tolerant, have enhanced nutrition to consumers, and are disease resistant (Nelson, 2001). In addition to that, some evidence has suggested that GMOs can give rise to health complications, lead to environmental pollution, and violate consumer and farmers’ rights.
Basic argument of opposing viewpoints [Needs pro argument]
There are various viewpoints which oppose the prevalence of genetically modified organisms in the ecosystem and the environment at large. Some are concern the negative impact that GMO poses to the environment and consumer health while others are concerned with their impact on the consumers’ rights. In the United States, for example, the genetically engineered foods dto not have…
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