Rogerian Argument of Genetic Engineered Foods

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Rogerian Paper: Genetically Modified Food “Biotechnology has been used for more than 6,000 years for lots of interesting and practical purposes: making food such as bread and cheese, preserving dairy products and fermenting beer” (Biotechnology - Promising a Brighter Future for the World). Although we do not always realize it, biotechnology is a huge part of our everyday lives, from the medicine we use to keep us healthy, the fuel we use to take us where we need to go, and even the food we eat and the sources it comes from, biotechnology already plays, and must continue to play, an invaluable role in meeting our needs. Biotechnology uses cellular and bio-molecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our …show more content…

There are still no evidences of the direct negative effect of genetically modified foods on humans; in fact, all experiments are conducted by animal and bacterial tests due to the ethics. Thus, the supporters of genetically modified foods are not entirely wrong when the society has presented many improvements enhanced by genetically foods. It is true that we should try new methods to improve the quality of life of all people, but I do not agree people should expose themselves to the risks of getting disease and triggering any harms to the environment. Many people who oppose genetically modified foods are concerned about the long-term human health effects of the biotechnical crops. According to the scientific data mentioned in the article Genetically Modified Foods and Social Concerns, the animal testing has presented the problems that may be caused by genetically modified foods. “Animals fed by genetically modified crops have been harmed or even died. Rats exposed to transgenic potatoes or soya had abnormal young sperm......” (Maghari and Ardekani). Since humans are related to testing animals, there’s a possibility that humans can get the similar disease or fatal dangers if those testing animals have already undergone those situations. Beside this health issue, there was a report about