on Genetic Engineering of Food
(TOPICS, Issue 6) poses the question: Should food
be genetically engineered? Readers sent these
comments. Send your opinion.
think that the genetically altered foods hold more
prospect than most people will give them credit
for. The genetics of some current foods make it so
that they are vunerable to certain diseases. As
well, some are not very resistant to certain
weather conditions. Some of these things must be
overcome in order for some areas to grow the
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we wish to give a greater amout of food and foods
that are able to grow in other countries, some of
the genetics must be altered. Foods that are
normally grown here in North America, may be
altered for the idea of having yields in poorer
countries like Southern African countries. This may
be one of the only ways that we are able to finally
end the hunger which plagues our Earth.
my opinion, genetic engineering is quite helpful.
For example, salmon have been genetically changed
to grow larger. They have created a salmon that
grows 400% the size of a natural salmon. Besides
the obvious growth, there are no other differences.
And in the medical field, the vaccines today are
created differently than those they first made.
original ones were just samples of dead viruses
that were injected to create an immune against it.
But there was a risk of the virus coming back to
life, and it did in some cases. But now, they
geneticaly alter the make-up of the virus, taking
the "deadly" part out of it, while not taking away
the ability to recognize it and build up and immune
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don't consider genetically-altered food to be a
problem. I myself do not prefer eating FRANKENFOOD
but I don't see why people are having such a fuss
my point of view, all FRANKENFOOD should have a
label on it saying that it is genetically-altered.
And if the people who are against
genetically-altered food don't read the labels and
end up eating the stuff, that is their problem for
not being cautious about what they are
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think that to create manipulated food isn't good
because if we didn't have to kill to eat, then the
ecosystems wouldn't be able to maintain its
ecological balance. Besides, the science must not
neglect ethics and moral.
think the genetic manipulation of food is a great
step for science. If it is used in a correct way,
it could be a revolution in life quality. Although
I prefer natural food, it can be interesting for
the future. It could be possible that manipulated
food is contaminated with many germs. Scientists
must try to keep these germs off and prepare more
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