Genetic Engineering And The Modification Of Food Products Essay

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Genetic Engineering Genetic Engineering is a very new branch of science that focuses on modifying the DNA structure of different plants, animals, and humans. The modification of food products is the most popular type of Genetic Engineering and over the years it has also become one of the most controversial topics concerning the modification of DNA. The modification of our foods is not good when done on a large scale because it leads to creating on new allergies, unknown disease and other unknown defects on the our agriculture. Genetic engineering is much more efficient than breeding traits because it allows the farmers to focus on individual traits without having to spend years on the crops (Golick). The downside to this is that weeds get used to these modified crops and in order to get rid of the weeds the farmers have to spray a lot of chemicals on toxins on the crops (Cummins). Nathanael Johnson, on the other hand, claims that from he saw with his own eyes the whole process of growing modified crops and said that it seemed to be completely clean and safe. Although the process might seem somewhat safe, it is still very new and unexplored. With so little information, there is no way of telling whether these modified plants have any long term effects on us and the environment (MacDonald). Why do Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) receive so much negative feedback? The answer to this can be found in the impact that these genetically modified crops have on our environment.…

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