Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) (What is it? (Define Biotechnology…
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)
What is it?
The exploitation of biological processes for industrial and other purposes, especially the genetic manipulation of microorganisms for the production of antibiotics, hormones, etc.
A GMO is an organism with edited genes
The genes of one organism are taken out and forced into another
Organisms don't always express these new genes
Genetic material artificially modified
Can create combinations of organisms which would not occur naturally or through cross-breeding
What is it used for?
Easier to grow
Produce natural insecticides
Removal of diseases
Change genetic disorders
Beneficial/ desirable traits
More nutritious meats
More protein full cows
Faster maturity rates (salmon)
Cows that produce human milk
Why society should support GMO research