GMO Persuasive Essay

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In recent years, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have replaced our diet with food that has been altered, which have adversely affected human health as well as local communities. For many years, many scientist has been genetically modifying organisms and most of the time we do not even realize that we are eating these harmful toxins as they are infused in our food without our knowledge. Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are created by splicing genes of different species that are combined through genetic engineering , something that is impossible to do in nature. There are many pros and cons of genetically modified organisms and the effect of controlling nature can have a synthetic outcome as shown in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.…show more content…
In some ways, GMO technology is different than other in which thousands of genes from each parent are transferred randomly to the offspring. Genetic engineering moves discrete genes or blocks of genes at a time. A great example of how GMO’s are good is how scientist manipulated genes into tree to absorb more CO2 and reduce the threat of global warming. Also different diseases could be prevented by detecting organisms and treating them with a certain gene that could get rid of the disease. Gene technology has helped our knowledge of the universal nature of the genetic code; it helped scientist plant breeders to develop useful cultivars that can not be made in…show more content…
GMOs were only introduced in 1996, there have been increased allergic reaction, and bacteria has become resistant to some antibiotics that scientist have used to get rid of some diseases because humans body consume so much antibiotics from genetically modified food that their body gets used to the antibiotics which causes their system to not react when they get treated. There has been 37 people that have died from side effects of GMOs, and roughly 6,500 people who has either been paralyzed or handicapped by the harmful chemical used in GMO’s. The methods the scientist used broke the natural reproductive barrier which is why they had some unpredictable

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