The Benefits Of Genetic Engineering?

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At this moment, pollutants are being put in the air and harming the earth. Animals that are used for their manure emits ten percent of the world’s methane into the air ("Methane Emissions"). This is very harmful to the earth and its inhabitants. However, the amount of this dangerous gas from manure can be reduced by genetic engineering. A study shows that feeding genetically modified maize to pregnant cows reduces the amount of methane their offspring releases (http://aem.asm.org/content/79/24/7735.full#cited-by). This will help reduce the pollutants being put in the air. Without funding for genetic engineering, the world would never have known about the good things, such as this maize. Some human beings are trying to stop companies from modifying …show more content…
In California, along with other states in America, water is a big problem because they constantly are lacking it. Especially in California, the plants drink most of the water and leave the state in a drought. According to Miller, with more funding, plants could have the ability to conserve water and help with the water issue. However, some people are against altering the genes of plants. Farmers all over the country use genetically altered plants that yield more vegetables, pronounced by Miller. So why not fund more genetically engineered plants if farmers are already using …show more content…
A few animals have already been cloned. A cat, a dog, and a sheep have all been cloned and has made possible that one day they will be part of everyday life. Ormandy made the comment that the cloning process could be used on diseased animals and the clone could be without the disease. However, the funds are not available for the cloning of animals to be done anymore. Laible said that research for better food quality and disease resistance is going to be taking place on farm animals. So much more could be done for animals to help them be healthier with the use of genetic

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