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Pros and Cons of Genetically Modified Foods

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"Your scientists were so pre-occupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should." (Jurassic Park 1993). How does this quote relate to genetically modified foods? What are your feelings on genetically-modified foods?




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A discussion of ethical issues surrounding modern usage of genetically modified foods.

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I am happy to provide you with a summary related to genetically modified foods. Please be aware that I cannot complete your answer for you. Additionally, as this is an opinion piece, I cannot make your mind up for you regarding your stance on transgenic foods. I will simply provide an overview with regard to the pros and cons of genetically modified foods and leave you to choose which side you identify more with. All the best!

With regards to the Jurassic Park quotation, this scene in the movie examines ethical concerns in the realm of science. Genetically modified foods are an often debated topic for this very same reason. To prepare transgenic foods, biotechnologists isolate specific desirable genes (usually 1 or 2) and transfer them into new plants. This allows precise genetic transfer of genes related to specific plant characteristics resulting in ...

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