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Genetically Modified Organisms and Human Life

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Over 80% of the food we eat has some variation of genetic modification Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) a term that has been growing in popularity and with popularity comes controversy. the practice of Genetic modification is generally practiced in the food industry but aspects of genetic modification are found tested in animals. Food over the years has changed due to the technique of genetic modification where genes from other organisms are implanted within a given organism. The use of genetic modification in our food has stirred controversy over the topic rightly so with anything that grows in popularity. What are the effects of Genetically modifying food. With the widespread use of GMOs it strikes up concerns but we must analyze what GMOS are and the facts.
Genetically modified organisms are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology. This developing technology joins DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.
(What were they developed to be) Foods with genetic modification were developed to be “superfoods”
(lasting longer than traditional foods and resistant to pests keeping the food healthier longer.)
(Lowers the price of crops.)
(increased the availability for seeds to farmers in developing countries.)
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Despite their large scale commercial success in the food industry, GMO crops are using more herbicides and insecticides than normal plants. This increase is not healthy, the GMO crops are increasing their pesticide use by 183 million kgs, or about 7% increase. This is due to the fact that the crop i...

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...rharvesting due to its high yield in profits. this does not encourage proper practice of crop rotation where the soil can retain its nutrients by changing the plants out during the various seasons. (elaborate and expand) (conclusion)
Outcome(the effects of using these methods)
GMOs are unhealthy for any lifestyle and completely alter the way food has been intended to grow. The issues with genetic modification are most likely unable to be worked out and the result will be either our bodies will no longer be able to eat these foods or the

Works Cited

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-education http://www.naturalnews.com/GMOs.html http://www.gemini.edu/sciops/instruments/gmos/?q=sciops/instruments/gmos http://www.enveurope.com/content/24/1/24 http://www.nature.com/scitable/spotlight/gmos-6978241
http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/what-is-gmo/

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that over 80% of the food we eat has some variation of genetic modification genetically modified organisms (gmos).
  • Explains that genetically modified organisms are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology. this developing technology joins dna from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes.
  • Explains that food with genetic modification was developed to be "superfoods" (lasting longer than traditional foods and resistant to pests keeping the food healthier longer).
  • Explains that cancer is one of the most widespread diseases noticed by a student led study in stanford university.
  • Explains that gluten in wheat causes severe stomach ache due to allergic reactions within the stomach. wheat is completely different from the wheat of years past.
  • Explains that antibiotics are a drug used to stop bacterial infections but an overuse of these drugs can result in them not working when needed. gmo crops have their own natural resistance to pests and herbicides that would otherwise kill them.
  • Opines that gmos encourage overharvesting due to its high yield in profits. this does not encourage proper crop rotation where the soil can retain its nutrients by changing the plants out during the various seasons.
  • Explains that gmos are unhealthy for any lifestyle and completely alter the way food has been intended to grow. the issues with genetic modification are most likely unable to be worked out.
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