Transgenic Engineering Pros And Cons

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The process of adding a gene to a DNA manually into an organism is called transgenic engineering. Farmers have been using this process for decades in agriculture. Although farmers didn’t really know the true knowledge to explain these changes occurring to their crops, they sure did know it was benefiting the market back then thus they continued to experiment on different crops to produce new genetically modified products. With the help of technology scientist figured out what were the reason of these changes and later on they named this process transgenic engineering or genetically modified organisms (GMO). With today’s technology scientists now have the knowledge to put a specific gene into a DNA and make changes in agriculture (ex. Plants…show more content…
With the help of genetic engineering new and more products are being created, and most of them are being used as substitutes of other products. Naturally created products have always been primarily the best for our health as well as pricier, but ever since genetically modified products have been in market it has also been the cheapest in market. Regardless, there are some risks factors that come regarding with GMO product and has been a concern to the public, especially involved in agriculture. There are many concerns with GMOs products and one is Allergies, which is one of the potential risks with these products. It is thought that when specific products are genetically modified, scientists are able to ‘take away’ the risks of that product and instead add…show more content…
Genetic engineering is mostly used to make different products be at its best. Meaning altering the genes to make that product more nutritious or better for the environment. There are many factors on earth that is stopping certain crops to grow due to lack of resources in that environment. One of the benefits of GMO is that by taking benefits of one specific crop, scientist can use the gene that is the cause of that benefit and insert it in another product to give it the same benefits. Also, the earth environments aren’t that much sustainable to handle some crops, there needs to be a solution to find some sort of salt tolerant plants species in our agriculture crops. For example, a gene from the gray mangrove, Avicenna marina, has been genetically implanted into a tobacco plant, making it tolerable to salt stress and other ionic stresses (Genetically Modified foods, 2005). As mentioned the last benefit that transgenic engineering contains is to create a sustainability. Some of the most existing advances in genetically modified plants are for non-food sources. By changing the plants genetic, plants have the potential to provide edible plant vaccines that can be used immunize individual against a wide variety of infection diseases ranging from cholera to possibly AIDS (J. Agric. Food Chemistry,

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