We The People Of The People’S Republic Of China Established

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We the people of the People’s Republic of China established our republic in 1912. The country is one of the largest country in the eastern hemisphere, and it possesses a long, rich, and prosperous history. The nation is the fourth-largest country in size, but the largest in population, with 1.8 billion people residing within our borders. Unfortunately, it leaves a limited amount of food. Accordingly, in our mission to insure that our own people get enough food and a healthy diet, we have found genetically modified organisms, or GMOs to be of value. A genetically modified organism (GMO, also known as a genetically engineered organism) is defined as “any living organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering…show more content…
Due to limited space, we need to import food. In 2011, we became the world’s largest importer of goods (food?), above Germany, and in 2014, our importation of food (?)cost nearly 13,668,400,000,000 yuan (13.67 trillion yuan, or 2 trillion USD). Nevertheless, our government is still trying to slow down the amount of food coming into the country. Farmers have been allowed to grow crops that are to be genetically engineered, and geneticists are genetically modifying foods. This was deemed legal after we created a commercially, mass-produced, viral-resistant tobacco plant in 1992. In ancient China, people were genetically engineering crops and breeding animals (known as domestication) beginning as early as 6,000 B.C.E. Our authorities have allowed growing within our borders since the republic was created, in 1912. Our government actually wants farmers to do it themselves. From December 2015 through April 2016, our authorities turned away 1.5 million tons of U.S. corn, which is one of our biggest imports. The 1.5 million tons amount to 36% of our corn imports. Authorities say it is because the crop contained a GMO strain not yet permitted to import, but U.S. growers believe that it is because our authorities are shielding their own growers and geneticists because we are growing and genetically modifying the corn ourselves. Xi Jinping, president of China, stated that, “When we talk about the quality and safety of agricultural products, there’s
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