Genetic Engineering

Brogan Michelle Purser(;


Hey there, my name is Brogan Purser and I would like to inform you about my research project over Genetic Engineering. Many genetically modified organisms exist today because their DNA has been altered and combined with other DNA to create an entirely new set of genes. Genetic Engineering is now becoming more and more involved in our every day lives, we may not notice it but it is taking place right at this moment as you read my research. To me I think that Genetic engineering is a very big issue today, due to the fact that food, animals and even human beings are being genetically modified today. I ask questions like," Why would you want to change yourself?" or "Whats the point of changing someone into to something its not?" There are many things that can go wrong with Genetic engineering, you never know if it could be fatal or not, we may never know.

The Problem

The problem today is changing objects into something totally different. Genetic engineering enables scientists to create plants, animals and micro-organisms by manipulating genes in a way that does not occur naturally. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can spread through nature and interbreed with natural organisms. This process can cause genetic pollution to our environment and is a major threat because GMOs cannot be recalled once released into the environment. Genetic engineering is a major extension of new sexual reproduction. With that being said, may one day encompass the routine addition of novel genes that have been wholly synthesized in the laboratory. This new 'technology" may have risks, and come out of no were. Therefore we half to prepare for anything when something is Genetically modified, but specific traits species may have specific, harmful effects. Today, there are some harmful ways that can effect us but we don't know what they are. One of the major effects is our health. The new GE could produce allergens in the food we eat. A new protein is found in milk might be transferred into vegetables such as carrots. Now that does not sound normal at all. For example, a University of Nebraska study showed that soybeans engineered to contain Brazil nut proteins cause reactions in people allergic to Brazil nuts. But scientists have limited things they can predict, many predictions scientists predict may be incorrect, thats why we half to be careful about what we read about. GE is basically a global food or a species crisis. Now, about Nearly 400 million acres of farmland worldwide, are now used to grow GE crops. Majority of GE crops are also being planted right this moment to be engineered as a pesticides that can withstand weed killer, while other plants die due to the spraying of weed killer. We know that weed killer is very deadly. Why would we want that kind of food for us? We need proteins that our suitable for our body not Genetically Modified proteins/cells. Another thing that we love today is animals. Now that GE is being tested on animals, there are major, major food disorders that can cause health risks such as pose potential. Our animals can be dead in a matter of seconds just being tested. Now I don't know about you but I love my pet and would not want to cause any harm towards it. Why would I want to change my animal, and cause it to hurt? The problem is, we ask ourselves these questions, but they may not be answered to to Genetic Engineering.

Addressing the Problem

There are some processes that can be taken to stop Genetic Engineering. There are many steps we can take to address the problem. We can have many food security resource who can contain many food resources and not give access to scientists to engineer on objects. We can inform everyone about how dangerous Genetic Engineering can be.