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Benefits of Genetically Modified Organisms We live in a world that is constantly changing and advancing thanks to technological advancements, especially in the field of molecular genetics. Today, we are discovering and implementing new ways to overcome the ill-fated symptoms developed as a result from poor health or accidents. We are also making advancements in the field of agriculture thanks to molecular genetics. As we all know, food is an essential entity in our lives and is abundant as well as relatively easy to obtain here in the United States. However, as good as it may sound, this is not necessarily true for developing countries. Many people in developing countries receive very little food, if any, due to its scarcity. It is estimated that in Asia alone, close to 800 million people go to bed hungry every night due to food shortage. This problem can be alleviated by turning to the production of genetically modified organisms (a.k.a. GMOs). Genetically modified organisms can be plants or animals that have been genetically altere Continue...

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We can also produce crops that are resistant to floods and droughts. In the contrary, GMOs will save many and provide a better life for those who are less fortunate. By genetically altering organisms such as crops, we can eliminate the use of pesticides by making the crops resistant to insects. d to produce or express a desired characteristic or trait. For instance, the use of cellular phones were believed to cause cancer due to their emission of radiation. It is in fact that their fears are based on hysteria and ignorance. Consuming GMOs will not lead to the production of horns on our heads nor will it make us grow tails. What do you think the first thought will cross a person's mind when hisher stomach aches for food Will heshe choose not to eat because of their fears or will heshe relieve their stomach pain and choose to eat The only was we will know how to answer this question in truth is to be put in that situation. People in developing countries may not be fortunate enough to have a full course meal that contains nutrients from all four basic food groups. Furthermore, with all the advancements in technology and science, we are discovering that many things around us and in the environment that once was thought to have been harmful to us are no longer a concern. In addition, by producing crops that are resistant to harsh environmental conditions as well as pests, we would see a rapid increase in the production of food thereby reducing and or possibly eliminating starvation in developing countries. Some people may argue that GMOs is simply not the best solution to starvation. Genetically modified organisms can indeed be beneficial to all occupants of this world. Genetically modified organisms will however increase food production, which is the bottom line.


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