Genetically Modified Organism ( Gmo ) Essay

1677 Words Jun 8th, 2015 7 Pages
Genetically modified organism (GMO) is living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, and they are the source of genetically modified foods that contained corn, soybeans, and sugar beets. Insulin, the typical medication treatment for diabetes, was the first GMO products; rennet, an enzyme that is use to make cheese, is the first approved GMO product for food use. Also, consumers can easily find GMO ingredients in food supplies that use corn, soybeans, and sugar beets. Obviously, this technique reached a great success and is gradually occupying a seat in the market. However, it doesn’t mean that GMO is a reliable and safe technique. Along with its process of development, GMO caused many problems and risks in several different aspects. Genetically modified organism, which gives biotech companies too much power, limit the development of the whole agricultural industry, and could not prove the safety of its long term health effects, should be treated with doubt and opposite attitude in order to restrict the excessive development. First of all, GMO allowed biotech companies own more power that is protected by the patent laws so that these companies could easily control the order of agricultural market. For example, “according to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, between 1995 and 2011, the average per-acre cost of soy and corn seed rose 325% and 259%, respectively” (Imhoff and Dimock). The skyrocketing…

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