Genetically Modified Foods For A Plant For The Best

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Genetically Modified Foods Nearly 10,000 years ago people began crop domestication using selective breeding. This was done to try to make crops grow faster, bigger, or even grow in harsh environments. Then in 1940s and 1950s breeders and researchers began to seek even more reasons to modify the gene pool of a plant for the best, to help people. After years of test and trials in 1980 scientist developed a more precise and controllable method of genetic engineering to make plants with the wanted traits. After a few years of politics and talking to the community scientist and companies finally got the first GMOs (genetically modified organisms) into the marketplace in the 1990s. But are these modified foods safe, and do they affect your…show more content…
Why are we still harvesting the “infected” potatoes? Because the farmers have been using fungicides to protect and ensure that the plants will be healthy and ready for harvest. Thats what scientist were trying to do, ensure that the harvest of crops is not infected and ready for pick up. The Earth is constantly changing and we have polluted it to the point where climate change is going to affect us … negatively. Climate change will make it increasingly difficult to feed the world, and biotech crops, or GMOs will have an essential role in ensuring that theres enough to eat. Thats why scientist are trying to excel in the process of making crops better and now with climate change taking a role, its made this process much more important than what it used to be. In the world of GMOs there are not a lot of companies that work on this type of work, but there are six companies known as the big six. The largest being Monsanto, the original company was established in 1901 and in 2000 the new Monsanto was established. It is based in St. Louis, Missouri and it has the largest market share of genetically engineered crops in the world. They did not start the process of modifying organisms, it was a practice by farmers years ago, but Monsanto is advancing at the process. Now, what exactly is the procedure that these brilliant scientist follow to modify the plant, well it is pretty simple actually. Many people are afraid of the
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