Genetically Modified Organisms And Its Effects On The Environment

1490 Words Nov 11th, 2016 6 Pages
Genetically modified organisms, also known as GMOs, describes organisms that have altered their genes through various methods of modifying DNA. These transgenic organisms are often thought to be unnatural because of the artificial process of transferring foreign genes into other organisms. GMOs can negatively impact multiple aspects of everyday life. This process can be harmful to the environment because of their excessive amount of herbicides required for these organisms and their contamination of water. Not only can GMOs damage the environment, they can also negatively affect the economy. Lastly and most importantly, humans may experience harmful results from these artificial organisms once they have consumed them. Because of the negative impact these organisms can have, genetically modified organisms are not safe to continue and the practice of this process should be stopped.
Genetically modified organisms have many serious and long-term effects on the environment. One of the main ways it hurts the environment is the effect on insects. Because of GMOs, insects, mainly monarch butterflies and bees are being endangered. Monarch butterflies are declining in the United States due to decreased amount of milkweed plants, which are the only plants that the butterflies put their eggs on and their only source of food. If there are no milkweed plants, then how will the monarchs be able to survive? The reason that the plants are dying is because “farmers have been increasingly…

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