Why Are Genetically Modified Foods Safe? Essay

913 Words Dec 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
Krystian Kopec
Professor Kessler/Grove
FSEM 132
1 December 2016 Paper 3

There are always controversies being developed over specific topics that have many different opinions and outlooks on them. One topic that receives a lot of recognition is “Are genetically modified foods safe to eat” because people lack knowledge of what genetically modified organisms are and how they can affect an individual 's health. A GMO is a plant, microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified using recombinant DNA methods, such as gene splicing, gene modification or transgenic technology. Genetic engineering of organisms began in the 1970s with the ability of scientists to clone genes and insert them in bacteria.This science method creates an unstable combination between plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through crossbreeding methods. The process of modifying the genetics of plants and animals refers to the input of specific foreign genes, into an organism 's genome through different techniques. There are many different opinions as to whether or not GMO’s are safe. Many nations believe that they aren’t safe. There are many restrictions and bans placed on the production of GMOs. On the other hand, the United States and Canadian governments have approved GMOs based on studies that were conducted by the corporations that created them. There is about sixty four countries around the world that are required to label…

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