Genetically Modified Organisms For Consumer Purposes

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Genetic technology has revolutionized the field of science and introduced genetically altered organisms for consumer purposes. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are created with an intention to eradicate poverty by increasing the volume of crop yield, which proportionally gives people an easy access to a food supply. With the ever-growing world population, food shortage has been an immense obstacle many developing countries are facing. Genetically modified foods have addressed this problem by being widely incorporated into the basic human diet. Genetic technology utilizes techniques that alters species and the process goes against nature. The artificiality of GMOs can be a potential threat to human health and the environment. Genetically modified products have negatively impacted farmers worldwide, due to the expensive seeds and high maintenance. Although genetically modified foods supports the thriving human population, genetically modified food labeling and production should be extensively regulated by the U.S government to protect the public health, the environment, and the farmers’ sovereignty.
Firstly, genetically modified organisms could potentially be a dangerous threat to human health. Genetically modified products are synthesized in laboratories with toxic chemicals. Genetic modification also utilizes recombinant technology to optimize crop yield. Recombinant technology targets and alters genes of a specific organism, a procedure that sequences DNA from two
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