- March 25, 2020
Ethical Issue #4
Farmershave implemented the process of selection together with a crossbreeding to help improve the quality of crops. The traditional methodis slow and sometimes painful delivery (Sako, 2016). On the otherhand, plants may be genetically modified as well. The differencesbetween genetically and conventional modified crops the lattercomprises crosses either between related species or within species,while the genetically engineered involve from separate species. Forinstance virus and bacteria (Annenberg, 2016). The combination ofdifferent species to come up with a modified species of organism hasits advantage and disadvantages.
Geneticmodification of organisms may sound good. Organisms may get oneparticular gene or the number of genes required for the process ofgenetic modification with other characteristics, in a given singlegeneration. Sometimes the technology is not perfect. Hence, thisbreeding has the capability of producing unwanted and dangerousoutcomes if improper methods of testing are in place. In the light ofthe above, US House of Representatives passed stringent laws thatblocked food that is genetically modified (Gillam, 2016).
TheBenefit Side of the Debate.
Geneticallymodified crops are profitable. Initially, it is expensive but veryinexpensive on the pesticide. The seeds take a shorter span to givethe desired product it is immaculate, and nothing in the form of theunwanted gene is present.
Notonly animals but also animals as well can be modified, to enable themto grow firster, become learner and take less food. Throughmodification, they may end up having unique traits for instance highmilk production for cows which may benefit both farmers andconsumers. (Sako, 2016).
Seedsgenetically modified can become resistant to herbicides. At thispoint, farmers will kill only weeds in the firm leaving plants tothrive. Hence reducing amount of herbicide’s used (Sako, 2016)
TheDownside of the Debate
Thepesticides produced by the plants may end up endangering creatures.An example of the animals that may be affected include birds (Sako,2016).
Notest covers the impact of genetically mutilated crops in twenty yearsfrom now. And, fear is arising among many scientists regarding thelong term effects (Sako, 2016).
Peoplecan inadvertently eat a diet that is as a result of geneticmutilation. Although no one becomes ill, some health problems canemerge (Sako, 2016).
Fearis rising of the emergence of new diseases because of the used DNAfrom bacteria and viruses.Thevalidated obligation includes the discovery of the following: astrawberry produces that can put up with frost, a tomato the takeslong to soften, and takes longer on the shelf. Lastly are potatoesthat use less fat when frying (Lübeck, 2016).
Inconclusion, not unless more prove is made to show geneticallymodified fruits are less harmful, this debate will proceed forever.If there is no proper measure, then people may end affected.
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