The Great GMO Debate
Gmos have been introduced since the 1970s, and they have taken place of our main food supply. Although the creations of Gmos worry citizens about the unknown process of mutating our food supply these are just incorrect accusations while Gmos are beneficial for the stability of our society.
The Debate on the Safety of Genetically Modified Organisms:
In the last few decades Gmos have be introduced in order to fulfill our cultures supply needs for food. Genetically Modified Organisms can be crops that have a modified DNA sequence that is superior than naturally occurring plants. Abbie Goldbas states that, “Gmos are organisms whose genetic makeups have been changed by mutating, inserting, or deleting …show more content…
Robert Falkner, an associate professor and obtains a doctorate from Oxford University, has written several research papers that discuss environmental concerns. According to Dr. Robert Falkner, “the global resistance to genetic engineering is fed by the potent mixture of scientific irrationalism, economic protectionism, and even U.S. sentiment” (Falkner, 100). GM food has been on the market for decades without proving any concern to health, and in fact, the science behind the process of Gmos mimics what nature does. The process of genetically modifying food or other organisms is just innovating a faster process of natural selection. This way we can create the most technologically advance organisms to fit our demanding needs as a society. In fact, there are already many environmental principles that regulate Gmos in case they do become dangerous to human …show more content…
Abbie Goldbas discusses the innovation of creating malaria resistant mosquitos, which could rule out harmful chemicals used to control this disease. With gene therapy, scientists are also able to control the production of livestock and control what they produce, apparently in New Zealand they are testing allergen-free milk produced from cows, instead of using alternative soy products. Animals are also genetically modified for the use of research, Vàzquez-Salat states, “Most GM animals are being developed for research purposes and are confined to laboratories although some GM animals are also being produced for animal breeding, xenotransplantation, and molecular pharming” (Vàzquez-Salat). This enables to produce animals that are both for research and for consumption, but this could also stunt further speciation, and possible cause the further extinction of some