Canola

Rapeseed had two distinct characteristics that made it an undesired crop. The first, Erucic acid, left a bitter taste in the mouth which prevented it from being edible. The second, Gluconsinolates, were found to be toxic. Eventually, once these traits were removed, the plant was named Canola to distinguish it from the inedible rapeseed.

Keith Downey and Baldur Stefansson created it in 1970.

Pros of GMO's - Healthier food, More food, More efficient

Cons of GMO's - Could trigger allergies, We aren't sure of the long term effects, Could alter the natural ecosystems

I think GMO's should be used because what they offer can greatly benefit society. Most of the arguements that are going against them can be eliminated with research.

References

http://thevarsity.ca/2013/06/24/celebrating-canadian-science/

http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/grocery_shopping/crops/21.genetically_modified_rapeseed.html

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