An Enhanced Look Into Gmos Essay

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An Enhanced Look into GMOs Risk-taking has been a highly instrumental factor in the development of human civilization. Chancing on the unknown (but seemingly beneficial) has exponentially grown society. Taking risks leads to innovation and progress because so much is learned through the process. Initial success is irrelevant and adaptation is a result of failure. For example, Thomas Edison's “Electric Light System” was met with criticism before he was able to create the first working incandescent light bulb. By taking a risk – especially an unpopular risk – Thomas Edison changed the world. Today, the world faces a similar situation: we must decide whether to broaden experimentation with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs, as described by the World Health Organization, are “organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally.” If more people are able to recognize and share the idea that GMOs are risk-worthy, then the world will have the opportunity to improve once again. Therefore, food companies should continue to use genetically modified organisms to augment agricultural products because they offer increased nutritional value compared to their natural food counterparts, a higher resistance to agricultural damage and decay, and have a longer shelf life. The debate surrounding GMOs lies in the safety of genetically modifying our edible food sources (mainly agricultural). Proponents of using genetically enhancing procedures on our food point to many years of research and testing and, thus far, no negative side effects nor illnesses have resulted from the consumption of modified foods. According to the website Forbes, University of California-Davis Department of Animal Science geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam and research assistant Amy E. Young reviewed 29 years of livestock productivity and health data from

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