Genetically Modified Organisms : The World Would Anyone Alter A Natural Crop Or Plant?

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Genetically Modified Organisms Did you know that 95% of the nation 's sugar beets, 94% of soybeans, 90% of the cotton and 88% of feed corn today are genetically engineered. According to the Institute for Responsible technology, Genetically Modified Organisms are the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. Today in the United States there are seven major genetically altered crops including Maize, Soybean, Cotton, Canola, Sugarbeet, Alfalfa, Papaya, and Squash. GMO’s came along by farmers having flaws with a crop, like if a tomato had a beetle every year and the farmer was spending large amounts of money on pesticides every year. Then a biotechnology company comes out with a tomato that produces its own natural pesticide, you would be nuts to continue in the old ways. Why in the world would anyone alter a natural crop or plant? According to the MIT technology review, climate change will make it increasingly difficult to feed the world. Genetically altered crops will have an essential role in making sure there is enough to eat. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the united nations believes that we will need to grow 70% more crops and food by the year 2050, to feed the expected 9.6 billion people. How they make a plant or crop genetically altered is by moving a gene from one organism to another organism to improve it or make it have a good trait, but after

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