The key is to produce GMO’s which stands for genetically modified organisms. The world needs to overcome its fear of genetically modified food, as it will be hugely significant in the future. Genetically modified foods are often mistaken as fake food that is grown in test tubes or injected with chemicals. Instead of seeing the negatives of genetically modified foods, people must begin to see the positives because of the purpose they will serve in the upcoming years. Problems with the world’s food are caused because of, global warming, growth in population and problematic weather conditions, but can be solved using GMO’s.
INTRODUCTION Genetic engineering (GE) or genetic modification (GM) are both terms used to describe methods “ to cut up and join together genetic material and especially DNA from one or more species of organism and to introduce the result into an organism in order to change one or more of its characteristics”. Genetic technologies in crops involve the use of GE to change the make-up of certain plants in order to improve their quality or quantity. This essay will critique the following inference that: For centuries human beings have used conventional techniques of selective breeding and cross-breeding of animals and plants to add desired characteristics and reduce or eliminate unwanted ones. New genetic technologies should be welcomed as providing more efficient, effective and controlled mechanisms for improving the quality and quantity of food which can be produced from limited resources of land. ARGUMENT FOR THE STATEMENT.
I believed that any thought of genetically engineering babies was sick and that there was no way we could put our future generations at risk by making them into some mad scientist's warped experiment, no matter how good were the intentions about wiping out disease were. If we left any loopholes in the use of the technology, it would be exploited and then it would be no time before we ended up having mass human genetic engineering laboratories, like those in "Brave New World" by Aldus Huxley or failed experiments such as Frankenstein in Mary Shelly's novel of the same name. However, as we delved deeper ... ... middle of paper ... ...d that detailed, informed debate takes place immediately otherwise we could end up with a human spare parts industry or a warped Utopia, like Brave New World. The voice of history and literature should not be ignored as they can serve as warnings to the governments today. The attempted Swedish eugenics of the 1970's is only today fully coming to light and Brave New World is so frighteningly accurate it chills my spine thinking about it.
Throughout his book he investigates ways in which biotechnology may change the human essence with no intention to experience repeat of history and the hopes to stray far away from a post human future. It seems that Fukuyama fears that biotechnology will make monsters of us all to say the least being that human values are rooted in human nature and human nature is rooted in our biological being, which is particularly in our genes. Tampering with human biology could alter human nature, convert our principles and last but not least undermine capitalism. The introductory chapter in Part I outlines the book's thesis and uses Huxley's Brave New World as an analogy for the subtle modifications of human nature and society likely to result from biotechnology. Such adjustments will possibly face limited antagonism because "everyone gets what they want".
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Genetic Engineering When we envision our future, we usually imagine a future free of disease and physical sickness, but have you ever wondered how a disease-free society will be accomplished? In the twenty-first century our world will be a very different place because of genetic manipulation and engineering. There are many pros and cons to this debate, but it is undeniable that the effects from the new revelations in the field of genetics are far-reaching and deep impacting. Genetic engineering is a radical new technology, one that breaks down fundamental barriers, not only between species, but also between humans, animals, and plants. By combining the genes of dissimilar and unrelated species, permanently altering their genetic codes, novel organisms are created that will pass the genetic changes onto their offspring through heredity.
The use of genetically modified organisms in agriculture is on the rise. Many scientists debate that genetic engineering in the agriculture field is the best way to answer many issues pertaining to poverty, environmental harm, food security, and the necessity for increasing competition in sales. In the other hand, others raise ethical issues relating to the health of the people who consume these genetically modified food, the potential damage to the environment as well as the welfare of the farmers and their food security. Genetically Modified Organisms, short form (GMOs), refer to organism whose genome has been engineered in the laboratory in order to favour the expression of desired physiological traits or the production of desired biological products.1 The use of genetically modified organisms to improve the quality and production of agriculture is still an unanswered discussion topic. Biotechnology organizations are enthusiastically exploring in the research and development of new technologies that will improve food security and increase production of crops in both the developed and developing worlds.
In addition to the concerns of people and animal’s well-being, the environment and farms are heavily influenced by the genetically modified foods. TRANSITION Although people have their opinions about GM foods, the general population is uneducated and may not even know about genetically modified foods. Genetic engineering (GE) is part of the field of biotechnology which is the science of gene technologies such as manipulation, engineering, and modification (Henningfield). The genetic engineers inject genes from various sources including bacteria, viruses, animals, or humans into the DNA of a crop or an animal. The organisms created are known as geneticall... ... middle of paper ... ...ce Center.
Will GMOs revolutionize the food and health industries or will they cause damage and downfall? Moreover, is it even ethical to tamper with nature and release science fiction into the food supply? GMOs and the History Behind Them Genetic modification has been present in agriculture since the Egyptians and the Sumerians first developed it over four thousand years ago. While modification was first used at a very basic level, today it involves implantation of DNA from one organism to another. The basis for genetic modification occurred in the 1970's when the technology to isolate individual genes and alter and copy them in cells was developed.
Just as the market for GM foods has increased, the level of opposition has increased as well, even up to the point of terrorist action against producers, growers, and sellers of genetically modified foods. So the question is posed, will GM foods be the future or the failure of our agricultural system? Key Interests Represented On the surface, there are two main actors in the conflict over GM foods; those who are for, and those who are against them. Unfortunately the situation is not nearly as polarized as that, with many key players falling in the middle of the spectrum. The first and most obvious supporters of GM products are the biotech companies who produce and patent GM products.