The author begins with the introduction of the laboratory that made potatoes more resilient on farms. For example they can survive disease more easily, they can grow against rainfall, and a list of other factors. The spokesman of this lab was proud of these new potatoes, especially because they became FDA approved. One reason these were made is because of the late potato blight, like the potato blight in Ireland in the 1800s. This blight killed more than 1 million people, making it a huge famine. They wanted to prevent disease for potatoes now so the potatoes don't die again. The author concludes the article talking about the safety of these GM potatoes according to scientists, and encourages the use of them. This article is important because it shows an important side of the GMO argument. The GM foods can be used to help people and lead the way against disease amongst plants. The GMOs must be handled responsibly in order for them to make a change. This way we can have healthy GMOs that don't hurt people, and be used for farmers to have more successful crops.
The author begins the article talking about why the public is scared of GMOs. The public is worried about the alleged high rates of unsafe GMO foods, therefore they want GM products to be specified and labeled. The chemical sprays like pesticides often put on these products, allergies people have towards these pesticides, are reasons people have towards labeling the GM foods. The author then states the opposite side of he argument, that GMOs can help us and they're safe. They bring up how it is suspected by 2025, 2/3 of the food supply once had will be gone, and GMO's can help. They can save money, water, electricity, labor, and use modern technology. The author ends mentioning the stance of industries towards the issue. The companies think it may cost more to label it, so they may lose interest in doing so. I would suggest this article to new readers on the topic because this shows many sides on a controversial issue. It demonstrates the issues that the public has against these GMOs, with valid criticism. The author goes on to explain the benefits to making GMOs, the opposite side to the argument. These things make it a valid look into the subtopic of labeling and the GMO landscape.
The author of this article makes clear what GMOs are, which is the main idea of this article. They show the differences an similarities of genetic engineering to cloning, making the meaning of GMs clear to an audience member. They go on to specify DNA splicing and enzymes that DNA have. The author concludes with an example of how GMOs have helped us. I included this article because it shows detailed information and facts about genetic engineering and GMOs. It also shows the differences and similarities between it and cloning, which further extends the information you can get on the topic. This makes it a good starting point and essential subtopic for a new person looking at the topic.