Essay about Gmos Are Safe And Sustainable For The Environment

1741 Words Nov 30th, 2016 7 Pages
Director of the Rowett Research Institute, Professor Philip James, states: "the perception that everything is totally straightforward and safe is utterly naive. I don 't think we fully understand the dimensions of what we 're getting into" (Quotes). Currently there is a heated debate on whether GMOs are safe to consume or if they are dangerous to the consumers’ health. Also, there is a concern for the future of our ability to grow crops on the land where GMOs are planted and herbicides are sprayed. What we ingest has the potential to change our health for better or worse. It is crucial to the consumers’ health to question whether what they are ingesting is safe. This essay will offer the truth behind the food industry and allow readers to draw their own conclusions of the quality of food they are consuming.
Before delving into the debate as to whether GMOs are safe and sustainable for the environment it is necessary to know what a GMO is. A GMO is a “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.” It is important to discern that these modifications do not transpire naturally (GMO Facts). GMOs are listed under three categories to define how much GMOs are used within a product. The categories include high risk, monitored risk, and low risk. In high risk crops the product is either derived from,…

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