Genetically Modified Organisms ( Gmo ) Essay

1489 Words Nov 15th, 2016 6 Pages
Oh No, GMO’s

People have been farming and growing plants and grains for thousands of years while Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’S) have been hitting the market place for decades. These are items such as produce, grain products and even the meat products we eat on a daily basis. A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant, animal, microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified using recombinant DNA methods (also called gene splicing), gene modification or transgenic technology. This relatively new science creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. (Non GMO Project) Are foods that are grown as or processed with GMO’s okay to eat, or are they unhealthy and harmful? Some people would say modifying this DNA is an unethical thing to do, and I would have to agree. If it were ethical, the question we need to ask ourselves is, why would other countries like those in the European Union, ban such modifications, are the use of Genetically modified organisms a good way to get the nutrition we as humans need to live or are we an end to the big corporations means? Monsanto, producer of Roundup and the company who leads the industry in genetically modified seeds as well as pesticides says GMO’s are safe to eat and has been proven by the number of consumers purchasing these foods. GMO’s have been created for purposes such as reducing the use of…

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