Essay on Genetically And Genetically Modified Foods

1462 Words May 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
How much do people know about Genetically Modified foods? A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. Genetically modified foods or GM foods, also called genetically engineered foods, are foods produced from organisms that have had changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering. GMOs have raised many concerns over their benefits though it 's confirmed that they are resistant to disease, can help humans suffering from famine, able to produce greater yields, and improve the nutrition of foods. Having adequate nutrition is very important to human life to maintain good health and to survive. People eat foods every day not really knowing if they are consuming foods that are GM or not. However GM foods are crucial for most third world countries that are lacking and depriving of nutrition; GM foods can save millions of lives. Despite initial concerns, genetically modified foods are not harmful and provide great promise for improving human nutrition in the developing world.
From a popular article “GMOs are Nothing to Fear” by Pamela Bailey, she delivers an agricultural standpoint on how harmless genetically modified foods are. An important quote that summarizes how economically beneficial it is to have GMOs would be, “Farmers have been using GMOs for nearly 20 years. The use of genetically modified…

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