The Pros And Cons Of Genetically Modified Organism

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A GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) is where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. It basically means that anything that includes transferring genes which comes from bacteria, viruses, animals, insects or humans and it is also considered as a transgenic organisms. Examples of GM crops are Soybeans, GM maize, GM wheat, and Rapeseed. There is problems associated with the use of GM crops. That this process might sometimes provokes allergic reactions, or high level of toxin naturally found it, other people think it is morally wrong to move genes between different species and it won’t be a good choice of vegetarian people and people with religious beliefs. GM maize is the only commercial crop used in the EU, and was grown for the first time in the US and Canada, About 80% of the maize produced in the US is genetically modified. Maize is used for feeding livestock and as raw material for the starch industry, Popcorn, and Cornstarch etc.…show more content…
It produces a toxin that kills caterpillars and other insect larvae. The other is herbicide tolerance or resistance such as glyphosate which kill any green plant but become harmless when it comes in contact with soil. The last one is that it’s disease resistant because corn crops may have lower levels of Mycotoxins which is a substances produced by fungi growing on insect-infested. With insects holes that comes with a fungi in the plant tissue , but it is few which makes it hard for the fungi to break the tissue and produce
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