Bio Engineering Argumentative Essay

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Now as most people may know is that with our world’s great population which is constantly growing and which creates a greater demand for more food such as crops, which are things like vegetables and certain kinds of roots such as carrots. So in order to meet these larger demands for crops bio-engineer’s made crops that can withstand colder environments and crops that can withstand many other things such as parasites or insects that eat the crops such as caterpillars and tomato plants. Bio-engineers altered the plant’s D.N.A. and made the plant’s stem and leaves much stronger than a caterpillar can chew through. Another of many reasons we alter their genes is to improve how long the vegetable will last when not on a stem so take watermelon…show more content…
So they would take genes from something like a watermelon and put it into something like corn. Then once the corn grows it is much bigger than 3-4 inches so now the corn/corn stalk is 10-12 inches long and helps meet the demands of a singular person, so instead of one person buying around 5 heads of corn they would buy 1 or 2 and makes it much cheaper now that they are bigger and in greater numbers so it is much more ideal for the common farmer and even more important the economy as a whole. Bio engineer’s also have to create specifics according to the people’s demands such as how we needed more lettuce so they used the genes from both a watermelon and a tomato to make it bigger and for the stem to be much more durable yet much easier to pick. However in order for these things to work bio-engineer’s also have a difficult time deciding what genes go together and which ones do not. They do not want a product to be too squishy or too small or too big so they have to conduct many, many tests in order to figure out if the “new” plant is exactly what meets the demands of today’s people and…show more content…
Now this subject is very important to everyday life in which we need bio-engineers to work constantly to help our needs and the grocery stores needs as well as the whole world. Take Japan for example with the big issue of over-population over there they had bio-engineer’s use basic woodworking skills to make wooden boxes for fruit so when a watermelon grows instead of the usual 3 dimensional oval you would get a cube shaped watermelon and thus takes much less space. Another example of this amazing phenomenon is for easier storage they grow oranges with hexagonal shaped wood. How they do this is when a plant starts to grow fruit they wait very patiently until it is big enough to have this wooden case they let the fruit continue to grow but now
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