Essay on Frankenfoods and Their Effects
1. Find a definition of “genetically modified organism.” How are genetically modified organisms different from non-genetically modified organisms?
When a gene from one organism is purposely moved to improve or change another organism in a laboratory, the result is a genetically modified organism (GMO). It is also sometimes called "transgenic" for transfer of genes.
Genetically modified organism have a better adaptation or quality than the non-genetically modified organism.
For example: GM cow produces more high quality milk than a normal cow.
2. The recent acts of activists intent on destruction of research plots included plants altered by molecular as well as classical genetic techniques. …show more content…
HEALTH - Viral and Bacterial Illness * Superviruses: Viruses can mix with genes of other viruses and retroviruses such as HIV. This can give rise to more deadly viruses - and at rates higher than previously thought. * Antibiotic Threat Via Milk: Cows injected with rBGH have a much higher level of udder infections. The Center for Food Safety claims a 25% increase in the frequency of udder infections in cows that are given this growth hormone. Since this hormone causes infections, farmers will use more antibiotics that may