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Genetic Engineering

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Started: 11/18/2013 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Plomaster69

Pro

Round 1: acceptance
Round 2: State your position and argument.
Round 3: Rebuttal

I will be taking the position of Pro genetic engineering in Plants, Animals and Humans.
Lucyb584

Con

Here we go......

I am very against genetic engineering in humans, plants and animals because i believe that things should be left in their natural state and not tampered with.

Genetic engineering in plants can cause all sorts of health problems due to the chemicals being used to modify it. These are chemicals which should not be allowed for human consumption.

Genetic engineering in humans is changing them from their natural state, for all we know there has been someone who had the cure to cancer but we didn't give them the chance to share it as they were tampered with.

Genetic engineering in animals could disturb the eco system as they might not want to eat whatever that species of animal has eaten in the past, this would upset the eco system and have a massive effect on many different aspects of life......
Debate Round No. 1
Plomaster69

Pro

The benefits of genetic engineering highly outweigh the faults.

The genetic engineering of crops allows for selective breeding and the ability to control and keep desirable traits as well as add new ones. GE crops can be modified to be temperature resistant or pesticide resistant. They can be modified to be able to grow in areas previously unavailable making the supply of food in the world much higher therefore decreasing hunger issues. Along with the fact of being able to add essential nutrient and vitamins (an example, golden rice which is mainly grown for Africa and Asian countries has increased levels of beta carotene. This is a precursor to vitamin A and is essential because these people of Africa and Asia highly lack vitamin A in their diet where rice is a staple food)

Genetically engineered animals (also known as transgenic animals) can be produced with desirable traits such as more muscle production. Cattle can be engineered to have higher milk outputs with lowered levels of lactose and cholesterol. The product coming from transgenic animals will be cleaner and safer for human consumption, not the opposite. It will allow for more desirable traits in the animals we raise and eat therefore leading to the betterment of our own species.

Genetically engineering humans could lead to a plethora of possibilities from being able to control ones eye color from birth to increases physical stature of a human. Along with the physical benefits possible there are also the medicinal uses. By modifying human we can prevent cancer or AIDS from ever even being a worry from birth. Heart disease could become non existent and humans in general could become totally unaffected by disease.

The benefits of Genetic engineering are much higher than the faults given the time necessary to research and develop safe and effective methods.
Lucyb584

Con

Lucyb584 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Plomaster69

Pro

Plomaster69 forfeited this round.
Lucyb584

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by wyzandrea 1 year ago
wyzandrea
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