Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically Modified Organisms - and fauna biodiversity...

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Genetically Modified Organisms The first thing I think of when I hear genetically modified organisms if food. Corporations have started genetically modifying all sorts of things, but the food part is what scares me most. I can see the benefit as the genetically modified organisms add quantity to the food already being produced. They also allow for faster growth and some say better taste. The down side of this is Potential human health impacts, including allergens, transfer of antibiotic resistance markers, unknown effects Potential environmental impacts, including: unintended transfer of transgenes through cross- pollination, unknown effects on other organisms (e.g., soil microbes), and loss of flora
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Unformatted text preview: and fauna biodiversity (U.S. Department of Energy, 2008). Corn for example is used in everything and is produced at an enormous rate and it is produced at this rate by using genetically modified organisms. The corn is broken down into just about every product you can think of. The Ethics of this is also something that should be though about. I have a hard time believing that eating all this genetically modified food is good for us. I personally eat only local grow organic food for this very reason. U.S. Department of Energy. (2008). Human Genome Project . Retrieved from http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/gmfood.shtml...
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