Genetic engineering

Genetic engineering - Genetic engineering, also called...

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Genetic engineering , also called genetic modification , is basically the manipulation of an organism’s genome. It requires the introduction of new foreign, potentially untested, malicious and unnatural DNA or genes into organisms. Genetic engineering is a threat to human and environmental health - - Even though we have reached high potential in scientific progress to better understand nature and create new medical tools. We should not use it as a justification to turn the environment into an experiment for commercial interests. This is because this could cause an imbalance in the biodiversity and environmental integrity of the world - for example the world’s food supply; something too important for our survival to be experimenting on - If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – idiom - Recent news: Sept. 8, 2011 – European Court of Justice honey contaminated by GE crops basically, EU court ruled that honey contaminated with pollen from a genetically engineered
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course ENVS 2150 taught by Professor Myles during the Spring '11 term at York University.

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