Are Gmos Bad Or Good? Essay

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Are GMOs bad or good? Have you noticed that there are more and more products with the label “Non-GMO” or “Organic” in the store? However, about five years ago, there was very limited supply of non-GMO in a regular store. I would always remember how excited my hostmother was when she found a Non-GMO product at Costco and she would say to me: “GMOs are bad for your health.” Me, on the other hand, have no idea what GMOs are, but I assumed they are something bad. Five years passed, I still go to Costco every weekend to get groceries and I am surprised how much non-GMO food Costco carries now, more than half of my shopping cart always happen to be “Non-GMO”. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) has been a controversial topic for the past decades. Before doing any research, GMOs are referred to as something awful. I never really understood the concept and whether it is bad or good. Are they truly harmful to our bodies or the environment? If they are, what are the consequences? What benefits do they have? Are there any advantages? These are some of the questions that I had in mind for a long time now. In this paper, I’m going to dig deeper and analyze from different perspectives about one question: are GMOs bad or good? First of all, I need to understand what are GMOs and how they are created. A genetically modified organism (GMO), also known as a transgenic organism, is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering.…

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