Genetically Modified Organisms ( Gmos )

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Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are benefitting your body, bank account, and well being because they’re affordable, environmentally friendly, and healthier compared to conventional crops; they could be an answer to the world’s food problems. GMOs are created through genetic engineering (GE) by scientists to improve their ability to grow in foreign environments, resist pests, endure extreme weather, or yield more product; in simpler terms, it is a new and improved version of a food, plant, or animal (Monsanto 1). Genetically modified crops have advantages over conventional farming which could benefit third world countries and, in the long run, hopefully end world hunger. They can be produced in different climates and can be enhanced…show more content…
They can be enhanced to be larger and tastier like, for example, GM corn. Corn is the most abundantly grown crop in the United States, but it cannot reproduce without the help of farmers. It is also vulnerable to many pests and diseases, and needs many nutrients. With the help of scientists, GM corn can now be protected from pests and yield more which causes efficient use of land, and we also reduce the use of herbicides and other pesticides being used (University of California, Santa Cruz 1). It has a better texture, flavor and nutritional value as well. Next time you eat corn, think about how it is made to be healthier and safer for you. Since GM crops are cheaper to plant and also yield more than conventional crops, it also allows them to be sold at a more affordable price. Cheap, healthy food is then available to various levels of society which is beneficial to the health of all communities. With a growing population, we have smaller masses of land to cultivate on. This means crops need to somehow grow in climates and regions that they are not used to. According to the U.S. Department of State, thanks to genetic engineering, crops can be modified to be protected against dangerous weather (1). For example, an unexpected frost can destroy sensitive seedlings. There is an antifreeze gene that is found in cold water fish which has been introduced into potato plants. These plants are then able to withstand cold temperatures that would normally would
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