Montse Monje Gómez Transgenic Food Genetically Modified Food as solution to World Hunger Introduction

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Transgenic food, also called Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) is crops,plants, vegetables, animals or other organisms that have been genetically changed. These have been changed to make the qualities of an organism higher or add some extra qualities to them, for example:bigger fruits, more resistance to toxics or droughts, etc. This process is sometimes called Genetic Engineering. Development Transgenic food, as said in the introduction, is the change of the genes of anorganism in a laboratory. This process is called genetic engineering and it is done to make some of the organism’s qualities higher or give it some other qualities from other organisms. Geneticengineering is sometimes confused with Selective Breeding, but they’re very different: genetic engineering is used to add qualities to an organism s that weren’t found in that organism naturally. SelectiveBreeding is the process by which you can choose the organism with the best genes to be born. Genetically modified organisms are made with genetic engineering. The biggest problem of the world rightnow, a part from the economic crisis (which is one of the causes) is the deaths of thousands of people on the east of Africa (Somalia, Kenya, etc). These deaths were caused by a huge drought thatdestroyed all the crops and the resources of food and water of the people that live in that area, who are mainly farmers, so, all their food supplies were destroyed with the drought, so, most of them movedto the cities, where the fruit and vegetable supplies are delivered to, but thousands of them died on the way to the cities. Some scientists think that genetically modified organisms (GMO) would be thesolution in these cases of extreme climates (too much or too little water, the need to use herbicides, etc) but others aren’t so sure.

Advantages of GMO’s  Pest resistance: some type of insects... [continua]

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