Essay on Gmo's

12369 Words Dec 14th, 2012 50 Pages
Genetically Modified Organisms
Group B: Erica Grigg, Kaneka Jackson, Gene Kim, Kathryn Lynn

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Introduction/Description (Kathryn Lynn)………………………….………...………… 2

Historical Development (Kathryn Lynn)….….……….………….….…….…………… 4

Political/Legal Influences (Kaneka Jackson)………………….….……..…….……….. 11

Economic Questions (Erica Grigg)…….…….……..….….….….…..…..…..…….……15

Psychological Considerations (Erica Grigg)…………………….…………………....... 19

Cultural/Media Influence (Kaneka Jackson)………………………….…..…………….. 24

Environmental Implications (Gene Kim)……..….….…..….….……….…………….....

Moral/Ethical Implications (Gene Kim)………………..….…….….…….……….......

References…..….…..…….…….…….…….…..…….……..…..….…..…….…….….

Introduction
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There are also vaccinations as mentioned above to help our bodies fight against diseases that once wiped out entire communities. World hunger is an ongoing battle and scientists are trying to find ways to help these areas of the world fight against that. GMOs are being used in many things such as agriculture and medicine. These advances help with growing larger crops and livestock and also help in the creation of new medical advances such as medicines. Although the use of GMOs may be beneficial, there is much controversy about the use of these GMOs. With any technology, there are advantages and disadvantages.
GMOs have been around and been used for many years. A genetically modified organism is “an organism whose genome has been engineered in the laboratory in order to favour the expression of desired physiological traits or the production of desired biological products” (Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d.). These traits that are being sought out provide the new gene to be more resistant to diseases, viruses, and weather conditions. “In genetic modification, however, recombinant genetic technologies are employed to produce organisms whose genomes have been precisely altered at the molecular level, usually by the inclusion of genes from unrelated species of organisms that code for traits that would not be obtained easily through conventional selective breeding” (Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d.).
GMOs are

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