Should Genetically Modified Flar-Svr Tomatoes Be Available for Human Consumption?

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Investigation into Genetically Modified Flavr-Savr Tomatoes, should they be available for human consumption. Technology has been advancing at an increasingly high rate; as a result scientists have used this development to create genetically modified foods. Biotechnologies used to genetically modify foods have contributed to the controversial statements, whether or not genetically modified foods should be available for human consumption. Genetic Modified plants and foods such as the “Flavr Savr Tomato” enhanced through the use of biotechnologies have sparked arguments in favour and against. Those in favour consider that they are advantageous for humans, those against believe that it is detrimental for human consumption and altering the…show more content…
Investigation into Genetically Modified Flavr-Savr Tomatoes, should they be available for human consumption. Technology has been advancing at an increasingly high rate; as a result scientists have used this development to create genetically modified foods. Biotechnologies used to genetically modify foods have contributed to the controversial statements, whether or not genetically modified foods should be available for human consumption. Genetic Modified plants and foods such as the “Flavr Savr Tomato” enhanced through the use of biotechnologies have sparked arguments in favour and against. Those in favour consider that they are advantageous for humans, those against believe that it is detrimental for human consumption and altering the genes is unsuitable. Genetic modification is also referred to as Genetic Engineering or Genetic Manipulation. These three terms poses the same meaning. “Genetic modification is the use of modern biotechnology techniques to change the genes of an organism, such as a plant or animal” (CSIRO, 2014). Many scientist use genetic modification in an attempt to enhance plants and foods for human consumption. The Flavr Savr tomato also known as the transgenic tomato created by Calgene was first introduced in 1991 approved by the FDA. The Flavr Savr was distributed throughout US supermarkets in 1994, becoming the first commercialised genetically modified crop. Normal tomatoes exhibit the polygalacturonase enzyme. Polygalacturonase is an enzyme that is
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