scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 972
To Eat or Not to Eat That is the QuestionHow often do you think of genetics or biotechnology as you are enjoying your favorite foods Does gene splicing ever cross your mind as you slice tomatoes or do you ever think about growth hormones as you sink your teeth into that juicy steak Not very often if you are like most people but perhaps you should Many of the items you eat have been genetically modified by using biotechnology in some way These products are often referred to as GMOs genetically modified organisms There are several different types of modified foods Designer foods are processed foods that are supplemented with ingredients rich in disease preventing substances by genetic engineering Functional foods are any modified food that may provide health benefits Biotechnology and the human understanding of it have allowed for great advances in the world of agriculture One of the best advances is perhaps GM foods by altering one or a few genes scientists can create a more user friendly and helpful organisms The first genetically modified plants were introduced experimentally in 1982 Since then different combinations and varieties have been tested and the first of these crops became commercially available in 1996 Some people are frightened by this new technology and feel these foods are unsafe The ability to splice genetic sequences into living organisms where they would not normally be found raises fears that we are somehow creating Frankenstein-like versions of corn or unleashing something that we will not be able to control Mainschein J 01-01-2000 Whos in Charge of the Gene GenieThe World I 84 The main reason that genetically engineered food could be dangerous is because there has been no adequate testing to ensure that altering genes that perform an apparently useful function as part of that plant or animal is going to have the same effects if inserted into a totally unrelated plant or animal Cross-breeding by
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA