Benefits Of Genetically Modified Organisms Essay

2042 Words Sep 29th, 2016 9 Pages
Genetically modified organisms are a very controversial topic around the world. Primarily in the United States the debate is over whether they are safe as well as economically feasible to produce. There are many ways to look at this topic. First one must understand what a genetically modified organism is. After that, one must understand the advantages and disadvantages these organisms play. There are many advantages and disadvantages to genetically modified organisms. Some of the advantages are medicinal advancement and higher plant yields. Some of the disadvantages also fall within the medicinal and food areas. Also, one must take into account what society thinks about these and how genetically modified organisms work. With this being said, the study to see how the economy can be both affected and benefited by the organisms needs to be looked at. The economics of genetically modified organisms can be both advantageous and hurtful depending on the uses.
Definitions A genetically modified organism, or GMO is any plant, animal or microorganism that has had their DNA modified. This only refers to ways that modify DNA that would not naturally occur by mating or natural recombination. There are many terms for this such as “modem biotechnology”, “gene technology” and even “recumbent DNA technology” or “genetic engineering.” (Q&A: genetically modified food)
GMO’s are created by taking gene from a totally non-related species and forcing them into another.…

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