Essay on Gmos : A Blessing Or A Curse?
21 April 2016
GMOs: A Blessing or a Curse? Even though genetically modified organisms or better known as GMOs have been available in the market for a really short time, their commercial used is expanding with extraordinary velocity. GM crops in wildly use include corn, soybeans, cotton, potatoes, canola, and many more (Nelson 3). And while some people believe that GMOs are a blessing, others think that they’re a curse, but what exactly are GMOs? They are living organisms, such as plants, fruits, vegetables, bacteria, seeds, and animals, into which genes of other species have been inserted. These foreign genes change the characteristics of the recipient organism (Feldmann 1). A process called “gene gun” is use to insert the genes. All of this, with the sole purpose of creating genetically modified crops that do one of two things: lower farm level production costs or enhance product quality (Feldmann 1). However, this amazing technology throughout its history has been priced and hated at the same time causing a lot of controversy from is beginning up until now. Research on genetically modified crops began more than 50 years ago, but only 27 years ago have GMOs been available for commercial use and consume (University of Michigan). The first genetic modified crop was created and commercialized by China in the 1990s, with the introduction of tobacco resistant to virus and the following introduction of tomatoes also resistance to virus…