Can You Really Create The Perfect Crop Essay

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Can You Really Create the Perfect Crop?

To what extents are people willing to go, what are they willing to sacrifice for a “perfect crop”. In the last fifty years a new technology has emerged it focuses on GMO’s.”GMO 's (or “genetically modified organisms”) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering” (GMO). This topic has been controversial since its debut and many pros and cons are repeatedly brought forth. At this point in the debate the consequence outweigh the benefits, the main points of conflict include: allergy risk, lack of knowledge, and death of impacted animals.

Allergic reactions take lives of hundreds each year. A trace amount of an allergen
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Supporters of GMOs argue that by modifying common foods add vital nutrition to our diets, but what they fail to mention is what products are being modifying and with what. GMO’s provide a significant allergy risk. Much of the genetically modified food is infused with common allergens, including: soy, corn, and wheat. A month before Justin Meadows thirteenth birthday, he was admitted into the local children 's ward at the St. Mary’s hospital. His parents paced the floors for hours, days, months waiting for doctors to find an answer. Every day Justin’s health declined, his siblings were sent away to various friends and relatives. His parents slept every night at the hospital and seldom left only leaving to shower or get clean clothes. Specialist after specialist ran tests on Justin, and were baffled at what could be the root of the problem. Justin could not digest food, everything thing he ate he would vomit soon after. Justin’s weight was dangerously low, his parents watched his body waste away as each day he became more fraile. His parents repeatedly asked the doctors, “ do you know what is wrong with my son” and the doctors would reply, “ There is nothing we can do”. This limbo went on for …show more content…
Even though genetic modification is not particularly a current subject a minute amount of information is known about its impacts. Genetically modified foods are proven to be more resistant to insects this as an effect lowers the quantity of necessary pesticides, but even though this seems wonderful the mean by which they are resistant is dangerous. GMO’s are modified with bacteria and diseases and antibiotics are built into the organism to prevent diseases, but they have the potential to cause a decrease in the effectiveness of prescribed antibiotics and cause new diseases to develop.There is no long term research into this pressing issue, and the effects are unpredictable and are potentially harmful. All consequences have yet to be found because of lack of research and knowledge, but GMO’s can only get more

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