Genetic Engineering : The Future Of Food

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Kristina Ramos Professor Hindman English 1A 23 November 2014 Genetic Engineering: The Future of Food The Neolithic Revolution was a time when human settlements began to form and bloom with culture and technological innovations. Prior to 10,000 BC, nomads ruled the Earth and lived a hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Soon humans created civilizations and relied on agriculture and livestock to provide for their needs. These early settlers learned how to breed wild plants and animals to produce desirable characteristics which slowly led to the domestication of these organisms after many generations of selecting useful traits. Nearly 12,000 years later, their descendants still use these techniques to create a society sustained on natural foods. Scientists have found a way to speed up the breeding of unique organisms in laboratories by the use of genetic engineering. Geneticists discovered how to produce foods that are higher in nutritional content and more resistant to many of the harmful effects of Mother Nature such as disease or natural disasters. Some believe that it is immoral for humans to try to play God while others may see the opportunities that this type of science can bring to the world. Although this massive breakthrough has led to ethical and scientific controversies, genetically modified foods should be accepted into American society because of the wide array of benefits they offer. Genetic engineering is a topic that the general American public does not fully
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