Genetically Modified Foods In The Hunger Games Series By Suzanne Collins
Genetic engineering is when a living cell’s deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is altered to improve it in nearly any way one wishes. Alterations may include: how the cell would look later on in life; tricking it into producing something it normally would not; and/or increasing the amount of resources produced. Even though not everyone agrees with how the research is done on genetic engineering, it does do one thing: it betters our society. Due to research of genetic engineering, scientists have created ways to grow more fruits and vegetables, clone animals, collect more resources, save lives, collect information on the cloning process, and overall, better life for humans.
Genetically modified foods (or GM foods) are all around the world. It has become almost impossible in this culture and time for one to eat a meal without having a genetically modified ingredient included. A GM food is a food that has been mass produced and/or produced faster by the use of chemicals and unnatural injections to the food while it was growing. However, without the use of chemicals and injections into GM foods, food prices would be higher and less available.
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In the Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins, for example, the Mockingjay is a big part of the books. The Jabberjay (a chimera) is a creation by the Capitol which then got loose and mated with Mockingbirds, creating a hybrid between the mockingbird and the jabberjay. An example of cloning in the media is the Clone Troopers from Stars Wars. The Clone Troopers were all cloned from one person and therefore named the Clone Troopers. As one can imagine, cloning, chimeras, and genetic engineering in general is slowly making its way into media more and more. Its come from sci-fi books, to in movies, and is creeping up on becoming part of everyday life as