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Why “playing God” could help the human race

| | April 10, 2013
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Despite the frequently encountered argument that scientists are ‘playing God’ with nature, the pros of genetic engineering are numerous and significant.

When discussing genetically modified organisms (GMO), it is important to note that the FDA and the World Health Organization have both deemed that the food products created with the technology are considered safe.

GMO produce has several genetically altered advantages over non-GMO fruits and vegetables, including increased resistance to pests, disease and drought.

These benefits of genetic engineering translate directly into cheaper prices. A recent Iowa State University study found that prices would be at least 10 percent higher for soybeans and 6 percent higher for corn worldwide without biotechnical modifications.

View the original article here: The Pros of Genetic Engineering: Why ‘Playing God’ Could Help The Human Race

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