Genetically Engineered vs. Organic Foods
This paper argues that organically grown foods are safer for consumption and for the environment than genetically engineered foods.
# 46223 | 2,150 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2003 |
Published on Dec 18, 2003 in Biology (Biotechnology) , Agricultural Studies (Biotechnology) , Environmental Studies (General)
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This paper explains that genetically engineered crops are created by inserting genes from one species into another to create a new type of plant. The author stresses that, in many ways, genetically engineered crops are just as harmful to the environment as other varieties of crops. The paper points out that, in addition to its environmental benefits, a growing number of studies show that organic foods are more nutritious than other foods.
From the Paper:"Those people who wish to advance the production and consumption of genetically engineered foods also claim that genetically engineered crops do not interfere with their surrounding ecosystem and are noninvasive. These individuals suggest that genetically engineered crops are very similar to standard plant crops that have been modified for centuries through selective breeding by humans. Because of this, they believe that genetically engineered crops can do no more damage to the environment than any other plant has done throughout the ages. However, plants that have been genetically manipulated are different from all other types of plants."
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