Las 432 Research Paper: Gmos

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LAS 432 Course Capstone Project
Genetically Modified Organisms

LAS 432 -93

Professor: Carolyn Paul
June 23, 2013

Team B

Team Leader:

Michele Jacobs - D#03424398

Team Members:

Aakash Desai – D#01297308
Thomas Graf - D#01260952
Justin Greene - D#03529375
Lauren Kaminski - D#00724282
Stephanie Lopez - D#03452598
Terrance O’Connor - D#01683321

Abstract This report discusses Genetically Modified Organisms from the perspective of a pro and con standpoint. It will be up to the reader to determine what opinion or viewpoint in which they will have in regards to this subject. The mission of the authors of this report is to, in a collaborative fashion; provide a detailed and informative report on the subject of
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When it was successful however, the end product was one that sometimes replaced the original, especially for commercial use. For example, the standard tomato that most of us buy in the stores today is not an original strain but a hybrid of others. These hybrids were created to ripen faster, be a brighter red color and/or to produce a larger fruit. That is why the term heirloom tomatoes is used for the originals because the heirloom tomatoes are grown from seeds from long ago and are now considered “antique” in a way. With the resurgence of getting back to nature and having organic fruits and vegetables more available, heirloom tomatoes are being found more in commercial settings as well now too. While many think that GMOs are only used in food products and seeds, that is also not the only use nor has it been. While farmers crossbred plants for better end product, they also did so with animals to get offspring that had the best traits from both parents. Horse breeding has been done for decades to produce faster and more valuable foals. The same is done for cattle to yield larger cows, ones that produce more milk and a better product overall. Even in nature, natural selection occurs to remove the weakest and keep the strongest. Humans have simply found a way to take the processes of cross pollination and selective breeding to a more scientific and precise approach. Scientists now take the genetic material at a cellular level and create or

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