Genetically Modified Organism

Genetically Modified Organisms are made up of different molecules of genes from different organisms, and put together through recombinant DNA technology. This is called genetic engineering. Their DNA is typically altered to make them easier to grow. For example, organisms may be genetically modified to resist certain climate conditions or certain strands of bacteria and viruses. Soybeans are a great example of GMO in America. 93% of soybeans grown in the US are genetically modified. So, I’m going to do myself a favor, and pretend that these are one of those 93%. They have been genetically modified to gain resistance to glysophate or glufosinate herbicides and make less saturated fats. This became possible through the insertion of herbicide resistant genes taken from the DNA bacteria, and the deletion of the gene that catalyzes saturation.


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