GMO: What Is Genetically Engineered Food?
The order of nucleotides in a strand of DNA, also known as a DNA sequence, can determine traits in organisms. In both plant and animal cells, chromosomes are duplicated before the cell is replicated. Genetic engineering inserts a new base sequence into the chromosome of an organism (Diehl). In order to make a genetically modified organisms, three elements are needed. Scientists must choose an gene to transfer and isolate from the original being, an organism to put the gene into, and way to deliver the gene into the organism (Hudson Alpha). Genetic engineering speeds up the process of improving crops within a year, instead what took several generations to create plants with the right traits. Astoning creations have been made through genetic engineering. There are GMO pigs that glow in the dark from receiving certain DNA from jellyfish. Even tomatoes have been genetically modified from the winter flounder in order to sustain freezing temperatures