Genetically Modified Organisms ( Gmos ) Essay

764 Words Apr 4th, 2016 4 Pages
Since the industrial revolution humans have been altering the genomes of crops in livestock through meticulous breeding and cross pollination in the case of plants. The technique is falling way to a more direct gene manipulation, inserting desired traits directly into organisms through the use of modern technology and understanding of genetics (Rich 1). Tragically, the amazing potential for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is obscured by fear of potential hazards to environment and health due to inadequate testing. Behind the shade of anxiety, GMOs hold an unparalleled potential to kick-start a green revolution through higher yields and better nutrition.
According to the CIA’s World Factbook as of 2016 the population of the United States in growing at a rate of 0.78 percent. Growing population when considered with the fact that countries can’t produce more farmland the name of the game becomes making more with less. In an article on Bloomberg, Drake Bennett reviewed a study on the yield increases, which found that “...GM technology increased crop yields by 22 percent”. This is not an insignificant amount, larger crop yields mean more profits for farmers “...by 68 percent.” According to Bennett and a better fed populous.
Larger yields are just one of the potential application for GMOs, access to the genes of a species changes geneticist into engineers and GMOs into a solution looking for a problem. One of the best examples of the utility of GMOs is the story of golden…

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