Genetic Engineering: Rights and Responsibilities

2276 WordsJan 28, 20189 Pages
In an ever-expanding world of technological and scientific innovations in science and medicine, Genetic Engineering is a black sheep among its peers. Genetic Engineering is a highly debatable science with some countries outlawing its research in some of its three major subcategories of plants, organisms and humans. As a member of society it’s a critical responsibility that one understands what effects Genetic Engineering in the three subcategories could have on society, the laws that restrict and permit Genetic Engineering in the subcategories around the world, the moral and ethical responsibilities as a human being, the rights of the people that, Genetic Engineering in the subcategories ,could help enhance their way of life and our right to choose. For millennium, humans have used agriculture to supplement our dietary needs choosing higher yielding seeds to produce more crops for the exponential growth in population and families. Genetically modified (GM) crops around the world have been produced to give more nutrition, to be resilient to disease and pests and to give higher yields. GM crops could be a solution to supplementing food sources in overpopulated developing nations. Is it our responsibility to oppose GM crops because of scientific conception by humans? Do we have the right to deny people a solution to an ever-growing problem in developing nations? Adversaries of GM crops warn that manipulating genes will lead to catastrophic consequences, and might create a
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