Genetically Modified Organisms ( Gmos )

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Introduction Food is one of the basic necessities in humans’ lives, and it is undeniably considered to be the most important one of all. Evidently, the importance of having sustainable food resources that can also accommodate large populations is most desirable and has existed for more than 12,000 years ago when humans first begin to farm. The development and the desire of commercial farming that we have today are a direct result of the increasing demands in global food supplies due to the increasing world populations, which has been growing at an alarming pace since 1950s with the astonishing rate of 100 percent between 1959 (3 billion) and 1999 (6 billion). As a direct result, the fear of having insufficient food resources to accommodate world’s populations raised a global concern and therefore; science and technology have been employed in the attempts to prevent the possibility of global food shortages. This ultimately led to the creation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In a nutshell, GMOs crops have been developed with the promise of higher yields for farmers, longer storage life and in some cases, more nutritional values for consumers. In spite of the promising benefits that GMOs have to offer, the practice and application of GMOs continues to be one of the most controversial subjects due to its potential risks on health and the environment. Despites all these challenges, GMOs continue to be developed and supported by many including our government. The
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