Genetically Modified Organism ( Gmo ) Essay

1163 Words Mar 31st, 2015 5 Pages
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is characterized as an organism that has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. These techniques use gene splicing to create transgenic organisms for better durability when encountering harsh weather, as well as extreme sustainability when faced with other factors of nature. Some claims suggest that gmos use less land for crops, have more nutrients, and have a faster and sounder production rate. However, despite these comforting traits regarding the creation of transgenic organisms, there is a dark side. GMOs are linked to very unsettling amounts of diseases, lack restrictions on regulations, and cause many problems that face farmers as well as the environment. Throughout history, adaptability and natural selection have participated greatly considering the changing of genetic makeup, weather it was for an organisms survival (adapting), or cross breading from other introduced species. Now technology allows us to speed up the process, and basically create customized organisms. For example, a tomato could become a transgenic organism if it was blended with some sort of colder climate enduring species, which would allow the new tomato to have better success when growing in a colder climate. Now many questions are being raised as to where these organisms are coming from, how much does the American society really consume, and who is out there regulating these gmos.
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