Genetically Modified Organisms ( Gmo ) Essay

1071 Words Mar 31st, 2016 5 Pages
Agriculture has existed for thousands of years and has been able to support the lives of many individuals through providing consumer goods. These consumer goods are constantly being bought and sold between various countries in order to sustain life on earth. Although past agricultural methods were seen as natural occurrences from the working farmers who are out in the field, growing food sustainably, the drive for economic gain that society possessed allowed for many corporations such as Monsanto, to develop.Although past agricultural methods were seen as natural from farmers working out in the field and growing food sustainably, the drive for economic gain that society possessed allowed for many corporations such as Monsanto to develop. The Monsanto Corporation is located in St. Louis Missouri and is known as an “American multinational agrochemical and agriculture biotechnology corporation.” (Monsanto Company, 2015). Monsanto was founded in 1901 and began to create herbicides between 1945 and 1976. With the success of the herbicide creations, Monsanto then began to develop plants that contained biotechnology traits known as genetically modified organisms (GMO) or genetically modified (GM) crops (Monsanto Company, 2015). These GM crops are “ used for agricultural purposes into which one or several genes coding for desirable traits have been inserted through the process of genetic engineering“ (Qaim, 2009, p.1). The use and expansion of GM crops continues to rise with the…

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