Genetically Modified Organisms
Laniqua , Nashali , Ambar

1. What is Genetically Modified Organisms ?

Genetically modified organisms are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses , or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature of traditional crossbreeding. Despite bio-tech industry promises, none of the GMO traits currently on the market offer increased yield, drought tolerance , enhanced nutrition or any other benefit.

2.How have humans contributed to this topic ?

Genetically modified food has quietly become second nature in the U.S and it may surprise you just how many foods you are eating that you never knew contained a genetically modified ingredient 60 to 70% of processed food on the United States grocery shelves have genetically modified ingredients.

3.How does your topic (Genetically Modified Organisms ) affect the environment ?

Genetically modified organisms affect the environment in  many ways containing , Toxicity ( a huge issue surrounding chemical pesticides and herbicides is the use commonly with GMO may be toxic to non-target organisms.

GMO products could cause allergic reactions. now increased toxicity , decreased nutrition and antibiotic resistance.

Organ damage gastrointestinal & immune system can leave material behind inside us , the toxic insecticide produced by GM corn was found in the blood of pregnant women and their unborn-ed fetuses.  

4.How has technology impacted this topic (Genetically Modified Organisms ) ?

The current technology impact plants and animals have been modified to  resist pests diseases.

A possible way of boosting China's food security , and lessen the impact of industrialization , which diminishes the availability of agriculture land.

5.Briefly describe the history  of your topic , when did it begin ?

In 1944 , Oswald Auery tentatively identified DNA as the true carrier of molecular information , and his findings were confirmed in 1952.

By 2008 , 92% of the soybeans planted in the U.S were GMO varieties.

GMO was ramped from bacterial with thin cell walls- to plants that have thick, tough cell walls . Washington University discovered DNA molecules called a plasmid of plant cells cause tumors.

6.Other interesting facts about your topic ?

Are plants or animals created through the genes splicing techniques of biotechnology. This experimental technology emerges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plants , animals , bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature of in traditional crossbreeding.

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Comment Stream

3 years ago

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3 years ago

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