Genetically Modified Organisms ( Gmo )

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A genetically modified organism (GMO) is a chemical organism processed in a laboratory where genes from the DNA of the crops are extracted and then artificially forced into an unrelated product that, when put into the crops the farmers raise, can chemically change the makeup of the crop. The chemical makeup can be from the change in the skin color of the crop to the actual organic chemistry compound. Genetic engineering is the process of splicing the genes in the crop and taking out a certain chemical on the compound to substitute the original compound. The practice of genetic engineering has been around since 1935 when the Russian scientist Andrei Nikolaevitch Belozersky isolated pure DNA, and is being used by many farmers and large international corporations (Shireen). For example, a tomato farmer changes the genes of the tomato to prevent a beetle from eating it. However, genetically modified organisms are becoming detrimental to our bodies and health and there are ways the government can help Americans eat healthier by labeling products with genetically modified organisms. Since 1994, GMOs have started to become more prevalent in our fruits and vegetables. According to Shireen, the FDA to start the production and manufacturization of Flavr Savr, a tomato that has a longer shelf life than the conventional tomatoes, became approved as a GMO patent. When a farmer puts genetically modified seeds into the soil, the crops start to develop differently. The process of genetic
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