Essay on The Birth Of Genetically Modified Organisms

1925 Words Dec 15th, 2015 8 Pages
Since birth, food has been an essential needs. In the past, food would take awhile to harvesting and was hard to get from hunting. Nowadays, technology has allowed the mass production of food. Unfortunately, the market took advantage of this technology by not letting the consumers know what the food contains. This is created the birth of Genetically Modified
Organisms, also known as GMOs. GMOs are organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) had been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating or natural recombination (“Food
Safety: Frequently…”). They are now commonly used in most foods. Most people are unaware that some of their favorite food products are made from GMOs, especially in the fast food industry. Although Genetically Modified Organisms have been around for recent years, it was not until just lately that people have become more concerned with them. There has been a lot of controversies whether the GM food is healthy or harmful. Furthermore, doctors and researchers believe that GMOs are carrying huge risks for the environment and living beings. Many news articles state that diseases, such as Escherichia Coli and Salmonella, have been found in GM foods, specifically meats. On the other hand, some scientists claim that GMOs are safe for human ingesting and give people nutrition. Despite the negative consequences that can affect the health and the possibility of agriculture, the genetically modified organisms are necessary to feed an…

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