The Pros And Cons Of GMO

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Här skriver du en förklaring till varför du valt att ta reda på följande frågeställningar. What is GMO? Genetically modified organisms, or GMO are organisms which have been purposefully altered on genetical level so that they get the specific features that you want them to have. The traditional way of doing this is to look for organisms that has the features you want and breed them so that the property is enhanced over the generations. The term is usually referred in GMO plants such as GM corn, GM potatoes and GM tomatoes, but can also relate to animals and bacteria. (Linus) Why do we have GMO? GMO is a very interesting topic with lots of both positive and negative aspects, but really, when would we use it in real life as a regular person? Of course it might…show more content…
Gene modified tomatoes can be possible to grow and be eaten the entire year around. The Golden Rice Project is an initiative by a foundation to add extra vitamin A to regular rice and get a special “golden” rice to donate to poor countries. Better overall quality and taste of food.Through the modification of foods, the flavors can be enhanced. Peppers can become spicier or sweeter. Corn can become sweeter. Difficult flavors can become more palatable. More resistant to disease. Plants and animals that have been genetically modified can become more resistant to the unexpected problems of disease. Think of it as a vaccine for that plant or animal, except that the vaccine is encoded into the genetics instead of a shot given to the immune system. More nutrition benefits. GMO foods can have vitamins and minerals added to them through genetic modifications to provide greater nutritive benefits to those who eat them. This is especially common in developing countries that don’t always have the access to needed resources.
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