What Are The Pros And Cons Of GMO

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In 1996, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) were presented to people. Since then there have been vivid disputes about usefulness and safety of GMOs. Important question here is whether these genetically modified organisms are dangerous to people’s health and environment. Another issue is whether the humankind needs GMO to survive food crisis or whether it can do so without intervening the nature.
Thus, there are both proponents and opponent to the relevance of using GMO. On one side, there are defenders who encourage every development and scientific breakthrough. On the other side, there are those who wish to come back to conventional methods of cultivating and breeding and stop using GMOs. The USA is known as the greatest
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For instance, to address the issue of children visual impairment in underdeveloped nations, genetically modified 'Golden Rice ' was cultivated. It contains high level of provitamin A as a result of 2 daffodil genes and one bacteria gene injected to DNA of regular rice ("Genetically Modified Crops"). "Golden rice", made particularly to decrease children blindness was cultivated in the Philippines. According to Zimmermann and Qaim, Golden Rice was able to decrease blindness by 9 000 cases and 950 yearly deaths in the Philippines. The financial profit from Golden Rice is approximately $137 million. This is 10 times more than was contributed to create Golden Rice (Zimmerman and Qaim …show more content…
According to survey, 94%, 89% and 89% of cotton, soybeans, and corn respectively presented on the US market are genetically modified (“Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops…”). These are three basic crops that comprise the diet of US population. Among other GMO food which prevails on the market are canola, sugar beets, tomatoes, alfalfa, zucchini, yellow summer squash, papaya, potatoes and some others . GE animals also start to enter the market, beginning with Monsanto’s Enviropig (Monsanto Corporation is the biggest manufacturer of GE crops in the world). This pig has 75% less phosphorous which is known as a primary water contaminator on farms (“Adoption of Genetically Engineered

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