Genetically Modified Organisms ( Gmo ) Essay

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Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), are being heavily debated in the agricultural world. The process of making GMOs is called genetic engineering. GMOs are under a lot of fire for being unsafe and not beneficial to society, but the arguments against them are flawed. GMOs have many benefits to society so regulations for them need to be based on science and knowledge. GMOs are needed to help ease farmers work load, increase yield, and regulations need to be based of real science.
GMOS have been in use, on crops, for around 28 years in the United States alone. Some people still don’t know what GMOs do or what their purpose is: “Genetic engineering alters the properties of plants by moving genes between them or by modifying existing genes; genetic engineering can also correct a defective gene and enable plants to turn a gene on or off.” (Hibma 99). All the general population knows about them is what the radical groups tell them.
With the increase of the world population, the dire need for food to support the world population is on the rise too. The world population is expected to hit 10 billion by mid-century; “global agriculture must grow as much food in the next fifty years as it has produced over the last 10,000 years combined. Not only is that a huge challenge, but agriculture must achieve the feat on less land and with less water” (Blake 4). Increasing the yield of crops is the only way in to achieve this. Using GMOs is the best way to increase yield. “Genetically…

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