Essay on The Food Of Tomorrow : Genetic Engineering

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The Food of Tomorrow
Genetic Engineering has the ability to fix and prevent many injustices in our world, from nutrient deficiencies to genetic diseases. However, this useful method is being used harmfully. Not because what it allows for is inherently bad, but rather because it is being abused, which is often a byproduct of humanity. I am without question that Genetic Engineering could be something amazing, but only if humanity could remain moral. Since it 's not, at the very least people deserve to know what they are putting in their bodies. They deserve to make their own choice about the corporation that have produced the food they eat and let their children eat.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are produced by transferring genes from one species to another. Traditionally breeding would cross desirable traits with in one single species; however, with genetic engineering you can take the genes form an artic halibut and slice and dice it with that of a generic strawberry to get a strawberry that is resistant to frost. (Dictionary.com). The Flavr-Savr tomato, in 1994 was the first GM crop approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for release on grocery store shelves in the United States .Since then dozens of GM crops and foods have been approved in the US, including corn, soy, canola, tomatoes, broccoli and papaya, as well as pigs, poultry and salmon (GMO Timelines).”The US area under GM crops rose from 3 to 63 million acres just between 1996 and 1999; in 2001,…

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