GMOs not greatly different from an American speaking

GMOs are a big concern in future
techniques of raising farm animals and agriculture but what is it? GMOs are
organisms that have been subjected to a genetic change to improve, commend or
prevent a characteristic in the organism. These modifications enhance and ease
the way plants can grow bigger or withstand extreme weathers and is raised or
grown because it prevents various problems farmers face within raising crops. However
perfecting the right transition between genes is very hard and precise as the
structure of DNA is immensely complex and this is the challenging factor in
doing it. So how a small and complicated structure can be changed and to what
does it change? If change was successful how does it benefit human beings
whether it’s the consumer or the producer or des it only affect us negatively
that is not viable to trust or maintain? (Suzie Key)

Genetically
modifying a plant nowadays only requires engineering a single code (usually
comes as nucleic acid) that contains all the instructions the new host must
understand. “The ability of the new host to understand the information coded by
the gene is conceptually not greatly different from an American speaking to an
English person”. Although this process is simple, the way the plant understood
the instructions and the combinations the genes that have merged together
(either naturally or unnaturally) will decide what changes will occur to the
organism. The organism might have extra advantages or disadvantages that are
not intended to happen. Humans cannot control this issue just yet and may drive
the technology to a bad threatening factor for the consumers. But this occasion
is very rare and the chances of it to happen are very slight. (Beringer)

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          GMOs
are not just plants, animals and bacteria are genetically modified to obtain
certain causes or uses. Animals are genetically modified for several reasons,
the most usual reason is to improve the meat quality or to have the animal grow
bigger and faster. Another common reason to modify animal genetics is to
enhance the animals’ susceptibility to diseases like cancers. (Suzie Key)

          So
now that GMOs are explained, how can this technology benefit us? Modified plants
are designed to withstand extreme conditions or get modifications to be able to
grow in other countries, this is because some regions are more humid than
others and have a different water availability or diverse weathers. This is also true for animals because when they are fed modified
food they can resist multiple common diseases. Plants also keep insects and
harmful bacteria away that could be found in the soil this means that the crop
will not be damaged, As a result, it is easier for the crops to be grown
because the plants are resistant to many things that create a hard task for the
farmers like spraying pesticides for insects or watering the plants more
frequently. Scientists were also able to adjust a lot of characteristics in the
plants, the color, size, growth speed, caloric count and even reduced or
increased amounts of certain proteins or vitamins. This can solve deficiency and
lack of necessary nutrients problems for many people and the most common is
(Vitamin A Deficiency) which was implemented in rice. As mentioned before, GMOs
are easier to raise or grow, this results to having cheaper prices because
farmers spend less effort to produce more. GMOs are also safe to consume and
are exactly the same as their conventional counterpart which is why it can be
extremely convenient and advantageous. (13 Main Advantages and
Disadvantages of GMOs-Green Garage)

          On
the other side of the case, GMOs do have some negative effects and downside
points. The effect on humans may not be direct but it sure does make a
difference overtime. The nucleic acid or other residual substances that is
dispersed in to the plants remains in the soil this may pollute the soil and
cause upcoming issues. Some engineered crops can act as coactivators which may
activate unintended actions like growing weeds. To stop weed growth scientists
designed herbicides, these chemicals are dangerous to several mammals moreover
some herbicides are toxic and may influence our ecosystem. A very intimidating
weakness for GMOs is the fact that it may limit the crop diversity because it
could spread out to other organisms and mess up their genetics as well which is
a very significant case in the future. (13 Main Advantages and
Disadvantages of GMOs-Green Garage)