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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 aka GMOs Genetically modified organisms can be plants or animals that have been genetically altered to produce or express a desired characteristic or trait By genetically altering organisms such as crops we can eliminate the use of pesticides by making the crops resistant to insects We can also produce crops that are resistant to floods and droughts Furthermore with the use of molecular genetics we are able to produce foods that are rich in nutrients and supplements People in developing countries may not be fortunate enough to have a full course meal that contains nutrients from all four basic food groups However GMOs can with a little modification provide all the amino acids vitamins and minerals included in a good diet by simply consuming a genetically modified staple crop such as rice 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
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