DOI: 10.3390/medicina44020012 Corpus ID: 3576368. 860 Words | 4 Pages. It is a good thing that companies like Monsanto are trying to … Benefits aside, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have always been considered a threat to environment and human health. Why evaluate the pros and cons of genetically modified foods? are organisms such as plants, animals, and microorganisms that the genetic characteristics of which have been modified artificially in order to give them a new property. In view of this, it has been considered necessary by biosafety regulations of individual countries to test the feasibility of GMOs in contained and controlled environments for any potential risks they may pose. What are the issues related to the use of genetically modified organisms, and do the benefits outweigh the possible risks? Medicina (Kaunas) 2008; 44(2) 87 APÞVALGINIS STRAIPSNIS Genetically modified organisms: do the benefits outweigh the risks? Genetically modified foods are produced by recombining DNA of two different organisms with the aim of developing a new organism (GMO) with more desirable qualities. - Environmental risks v. benefits. Genetically modified organisms: do the benefits outweigh the risks? GMO property examples - plant resistance to disease or insects In some areas, having access to GMO foods may make sense because resources are thin and people are dying from hunger. Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks? The Use Of Genetically Modified Organisms, And Do The Benefits Outweigh The Potential Risks? Much of the corn and soybean crop grown in the U.S. has been genetically modified to be resistant to Roundup, used to control weeds. We have genetically modified varieties of cotton, for instance, that are resistant to insects that can otherwise threaten the plant. The answer to this is, the benefits need to outweigh the risks when it comes to their mass production. GM has been used chiefly to make plants resistant to certain pests or herbicides. Genetically Modified Organisms. Kristina Hug Department of Medical Ethics, Lund University, Sweden Crop Genetically modified crops have been developed and harvested since 1996 on a wide scale in the world. Synonyms for genetically modified foods include genetically engineered foods, bioengineered foods and biotech foods. @article{Hug2008GeneticallyMO, title={Genetically modified organisms: do the benefits outweigh the risks? While I understand the benefits to GMO crops, I believe that the risks outweigh the benefits. Genetically Modified Foods: Benefits and Risks. }, author={Kristina Hug}, journal={Medicina}, year={2008}, volume={44 2}, pages={ 87-99 } }

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