Genetically Modified Organisms Pros And Cons

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In recent years, the genetically modified foods are popular to the society. However, their several benefits and risks should be concerned as they have important impacts to human beings. According to World Health Organization, the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are defined as organisms such as plants, animals or microorganisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating or natural recombination. The technology is often called ‘modern biotechnology’ or ‘gene technology’ and ‘recombinant DNA technology’ or ‘genetic engineering’. It allows selected individual genes to be transferred from one organism into another and between nonrelated species. Foods produced from or using GM organisms are often referred to as GM foods. For the benefits, first of all, the genetically modified crops are more productive and have a larger yield. According to the Office of Science at the U.S. Department of Energy, genetically modified crops is a better taste, increased nutrients and resistance to disease and pests, and faster output of crops. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations also says that farmers can grow more food on less land with…show more content…
These animals are expected to have a higher resistance to disease and overall better health, with better natural waste management. In addition, genetically modified animals are more environmentally friendly because they conserve water, soil, and energy. They are more capable of thriving in regions with poor soil or adverse climates. And, the food are more resistant and stay ripe for longer and they can be shipped long distances and kept on shop shelves for longer periods. As a result, food suppliers are willing to produce genetically modified food that are seems more healthy and sustainable than the traditional

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