Why Are Genetically Modified Foods?

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Genetically modified organisms have the potential to be a beneficial crop in many different areas with further research and development. Created in 1994 as a tomato variety with a gene to allow for longer shelf life, these crops have been introduced in the market for both human and livestock consumption. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a type of organism that has had its deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) changed to include a foreign gene that allows for some enhancement in the organism such as longer shelf-life, less need for water, or more nutrients available in the organism. Slight modifications to an organism's deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) allows for crops to make better use of resources, have a longer shelf life or even contain more…show more content…
There is a variety of genetic modification methods from crossbreeding over many generations to modern biotechnology working within the DNA itself (Chien).
The solution to this lack of information and controversy would be to put forth more research towards these foods for those who are still concerned about safety. This confusion being resolved by researching these foods further and teaching the public about the science so there is a greater understanding instead of misconceptions and fear. Advertising for their use and explaining the science behind these crops, educating the public about the benefits that these foods could have once researched and developed further.
Due to the negativity and ignorance surrounding these organisms, consumers think of these crops as damaging. Fostering a fear, instead of a curiosity for better cultivation methods. These crops should continue to be studied and GM crops have the potential to be beneficial in multiple areas as they are continued to be used and developed. These known organisms are safe for consumption and efficiency in production but are not being advertised or the science is not being explained, people tend to fear what they don't understand, curiosity should be promoted instead.
To achieve this solution consumers must be educated about where their food truly comes from and what is involved in the
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