Modifying Genetics to the Point of Mutation

One of the best things about teaching science is all of the new science that I can show my students to engage them. If I was teaching right now I would use this as an engage activity to talk about GMO’s, genetics, or how the nature of science allows us to manipulate the environment.

An article written about this contriversial topic says “they are modifying the genetics externally to the point of mutation just to satisfy our consumer needs”.  As consumers, we are always looking for leaner and meatier beef, and science is providing us with that. I would ask:

– Are we changing evolution?

– Do we know the long term affects of doing this to animals? What about the butterfly effect?

-Should science ever overtake natural development?

– Are we consuming more then our world can provide?



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