America is moving fast towards a new era of an electrical day and age. Everyday we find ourselves face to face with new forms of technology that many of us have only read about it science fiction novels. Several people have begun to believe that too much technology is bad for civilization, and several other people believe that technology is necessary for civilians to move ahead, to achieve greater. However, the term biotechnology has caused a great uproar, both from excitement and from disgust. Our society has taken technology to a whole new level, and we have started engineering living objects to our advantage. Genetically Modified Organisms, GMOs for short, is a new form of biotechnology that many civilians of America do not know exists
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Even with the shocking amount of GMOs already present in American society, critics and researchers still continue to pick sides on the use of GMOs. Several pros for the use of GMOs include genetically altered food is now more nutritious than ever before, and these modified organism may be more resistant to weeds, disease, pests, etc (Wohlers). However, several arguments against the use of GMO crops include the impact on the environment may develop that harm the natural ecosystem, health towards humans and animals have several doubts, and the concerns of the power that buying GMO products will bring to GMO companies (Erdosh). Both sides provide excellent claims and concerns for the usage of GMOs.
Humans have been changing plants to fit their needs for more than 10,000 years. Breeding the biggest with the biggest to get a bigger crop, or breeding the tastiest with the tastiest to get a tastier crop. Farmers have started doing this ever since they started farming instead of gathering (Erdosh). Genetic modification is not completely new, it is just recently, humans have started to take it to a whole new level; the Molecular Level. Scientist are now able, with the right technology, to transfer DNA from one species, to another. With the proper care and treatment, this new organism can produce a product in mass quantities at a much quicker