By Dishi Solanki:
As kids we always used to have these dream wagons to ride. When I was young I used to imagine pumpkins to be as small as grapes and oranges to be as big as watermelons. Well since science hasn’t left any stone unturned today and so humans have finally taken nature in their hands as well. In coming years I guess my dream would be a reality. I don’t understand the need to genetically modify a tree to produce juicy mouth-watering mangoes when it already is doing the same thing naturally. The genetic structure fruits and plants have already started being modified by us.
So what exactly is genetic modification or GM? This allows desirable genes to be transferred from one plant to another in order to create crops that can be high on nutrition, long-lasting & resistant to herbicides. There has been a lot of discussion going regarding the idea of GM. Some experts are either in affirmation or dead against it. Let’s view both the sides of the coin.
All the experts who support Genetic Modification are due to the following reasons:
While to counter question the above points there are many experts who feel GM to be a bane in disguise.
Finally taking nature in hand and transferring genes into one another is something least expected. A minor genetic change could lead to a dramatic disorder in an organism.
The writer is a Correspondent of Youth KI Awaaz.
Image courtesy: http://www.greenprophet.com/2009/08/egypt-gm-crop-ban/
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