Persuasive Essay On Genetically Modified Animals

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“170.3 million hectares have been planted with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for example rice, eggplant, and tomatoes” (Haspel). Genetically modified organisms are when an animal, food, or plant whose genetic material has been amended from engineering techniques. The first step to the genetically modified organisms birth was when a russian scientist in 1935 discovered deoxyribonucleic acid. Therefore, after the birth of deoxyribonucleic acid (D.N.A.) according to Dictionary.com it is “an extremely long macromolecule that is the main component of chromosomes and is the material that transfers genetic characteristics in all life forms.” Thus came the first genetically engineered crop a 1982 antibiotic resistant tobacco plant (Wikipedia). Consequently genetic engineering has come a long way in society, for example its safety issues. Hence the debate on genetically modified crops, whether they are safe still remains on a tightrope is that genetically modified crops are nontoxic of consumption.
One reason why genetically engineered crops are safe to eat are because they have no harm to the human body. A source that strongly supports my theme is by sciencemag.org they state “There is no report found with the effect on biodiversity or danger from interbreeding wild relatives and genetic engineered crops” (Haspel). If there was a danger in genetic engineered crops then they would not have been world widely used as a source of protection. This is a true statement because
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