Gmo's Essay

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Genetically Modified Organisms

Table of Contents Abstract 3 Introduction 4 Connection to Technology and Science 4 Definition of Technology 4 Historical Developments of Technology 5 Political and Legal Influences 6 Economic Questions and Considerations 7 Psychological Considerations and Sociological Effects 9 Cultural Context and Media Influence 11 Environmental Implications 20 Moral and Ethical Implications 20 Conclusions 21 References 22 Appendices 0

Abstract

This report is about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), It will explain what the technology is, how it developed from the observation of pea plants by a humble gardener at a monastery in Czechoslovakia in the
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Description of the Technology “A Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using techniques in genetics generally known as recombinant DNA technology” Science Daily (2012).

Historical Development and Context of the Technology

“The history of GMOs started in the 1840s in Czechoslovakia with the study of pea plants once it was discovered that plants could be altered to take on the characteristics of one another experiments were performed to see if a better pea plant could be produced with the dominant characteristics of other pea plants and this gave way to the idea of heredity” (Pitman 2002). Working from these first discovery molecular biologists has produced GMOs that have proven to be both useful and dangerous. When you look at the viewpoints of Bill Joy and Langdon on the context of GMOs they both have different ideas. Langdon Winner and his view on the issue of technology and control in regards to genetically modified organisms it was found that he thinks that people should look at what they are and how they affect our health; it should not be looked at as a risks but rather hazards. Bill Joy and his view on the issue of technology and control in regards to genetically modified organisms it was found that this technology should not be looked at from just a business strategy.
So one can conclude that is you look at it from Langdon point of view a person needs to slow down