Essay on Genetically Modified Organisms And Foods

1264 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 6 Pages
As it is currently in progress, the Third Agricultural Revolution (also known as the Green Revolution) is heavily based on the use of genetic engineering and genetically modified products. Its main goal is to implement new forms of technology in order to provide higher-yield and fast-growing crops. The use of genetically modified organisms has been very standardized during this process. Genetically modified organisms/foods (GMOs), are products whose genes have been manipulated and altered in order to provide specified outcomes. For example, genes from one organism can be inserted into another organism in order to allow for the resistance of pesticides, enhanced nutritional values, etc. With the implementation of them, there have been a wide variety of opinions on whether they are beneficial or harmful to both the environment and to the people who consume them. Protesters have rallied in front of company buildings, and a new term has even been made for genetically modified foods, known as “Frankenfoods.” On the opposite side, however, farmers and scientists have been acknowledging the increased production and efficiency of crops when genetically modifying them. While countries such as Japan and parts of Europe have restricted the production and selling of them, GMOs are continuing to be produced in the U.S., and it is now up to the American people to express their opinion and make an impact on the use of genetic engineering for food production, whether they are for or against…

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