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Genetically Modified Organisms Should Not Be Restricted

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Why are people so fiercely opposed to Genetically modified organisms? According to Shermer, Michael they believe that all genetically organized organisms are unnatural and are controlled by large corporations ”shermer” but some people don’t even know what they actually are. Genetically modified organisms are plants, animals or bacteria that have had their DNA altered artificially. (we don’t)Scientist use two methods to do this. The first method is to use a gene gun to shot genes into DNA and repeat this process until the gene goes where they wanted it to. The second method is more precise where bacteria that has the ability to alter DNA is used to place the gene on the chromosome.”we don’t”According to Miller scientist use this technology to make plants like bt cotton which is resistant to pink and cotton bollworms as well as tobacco budworms who are responsible for one fourth of all insect caused crop destruction. They did this by introducing a …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that genetically modified organisms are plants, animals or bacteria that have had their dna altered artificially. they are safe, reduce the environmental impact of farming, and feed a growing population.
  • Explains that the us food and drug administration has an extensive screening process for new genetically modified organisms.
  • Explains that genetically modified organisms can reduce chemical byproducts by replacing the current process of making indigo dye.
  • Explains that genetically modified organisms have helped feed the world's growing population. they reduce the need for tilling in and can take less water to grow.
  • Argues that genetically modified organisms can be produced with desired traits in a fraction of the time without the chance for other problems to crop up.
  • Explains that modern corn can be traced to its ancestor teosinte which only had a few corrals on the plant but through selective breeding it became the corn we have today.
  • Argues that genetically modified organisms should not be restricted from being used. they are safe, reduce the environmental impact of farming, and feed a growing population.

According to US Food the US Food and Drug Administration has an extensive screening process for new genetically modified organisms. First the new organism is screened for toxic substances and allergens by a qualified team of specialists. Then the organism nutrients are compared to a comparable organism and if they are not comparable the organism will not be allowed to be sold. (Shermer)Another reason that they are safe is how long people have been tampering with the genes of plants. People have selectively breed plant genes for over 10,000 years.(Shermer) (We p. 57)Lastly there have been over 1700 studies on the safety of genetically modified organisms that all have found them to be safe and the technology for making them has become more precise than ever allowing for smaller margins of error and less mistakes.(We p.57) It has been proven that they are safe over years of testing but they can also be used to reduce the chemical byproducts of

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