Genetically Modified Organisms ( Gmos )

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Genetically modified organisms are an extremely controversial topic, which has many positive and negative effects. As the population of the world increases, more and more food must be produced to sustain all of life on earth. GMOs have incredible potential to eliminate the issue of hunger worldwide and could possibly provide enough food to sustain the entire globe. Genetically modified Organisms can be plants or animals which contain their own special properties modified by humans, but often have to do with increasing the yield of a food. There are many people who fear that GMOs are harmful and have some unwanted side effects. The pros and cons of using GMOs are vast in their own way. By using them the correct way, we could safely provide…show more content…
Leshia Bushak wrote including the text from Bruce Chasey, an executive associate director of the biotechnology center at the University of Illinois “Plants such as strawberries, wheat, cabbage, corn, and almost all the rest of our crops’ descended from ancestors that were nothing like strawberries or wheat or corn from back in the day.’” Between the years 1972 and 1973, 2 biochemists did what was “unthinkable”. They created a technique that allowed them to cut pieces of DNA in certain places, then reattach the pieces of DNA to other organisms. This time period is the same where the original concern of GMO health risk began. (Bushak). GMOs have been in the history of the modern day humans for centuries before the first concern was brought to be questioned, yet people still worry how safe they are to be consume. The use of GMOs has increased the amount of resources that we have available and make the production of food abundantly easier for farmers and incredibly more efficient. GMOs have been used to help animals “use food more efficiently, grow faster, or produce more milk” (Moore 10). By altering Genes in plants, they can become more resistant to insects, have enhanced nutrition attributes, produce higher yield and drought tolerance. In 1973 the 2 biochemists, Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen used a combination of their work to create the first genetically modified organism. 7 years later, by 1980, the U.S. Supreme Court
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