Genetically Modified Organisms
Chelsea Cox 4th period
Do GMO's help resolve the problems related to agriculture and food?
What are GMO's...
A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process of taking genes from one species and inserting them into another in an attempt to obtain a desired trait or characteristic, hence they are also known as transgenic organisms.
What is our alternative?
Global consumer point of view...
Majority of adults 37% say that eating GM foods is generally safe, while 57% say they believe it is unsafe. Most are skeptical about the scientific understanding of the effects of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on health. About 67% of adults say scientists do not clearly understand the health effects of GM crops; 28% say scientists have a clear understanding of this. About half of U.S. adults report that they always 25% or sometimes 25% look to see if products are genetically modified when they are food shopping. Some 31% say they never look for such labels and 17% say they do not often look.