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Genetically modified organisms, also known as GMO, are organisms
that have been engineered in a lab to develop its characteristics and make it
stronger or grow faster, in other words to add characteristics and traits that
have been seen by the scientists as useful to solve issues faced by the
environment, health of humans or even animals. There are two types of
genetically modified organisms, the first is genetically modified animals and
the second is genetically modified foods, like plants or crops. GMOs can be
used in many things, and one of the genetically modified plants that is used a
lot these days is potatoes.

Genetically modified potatoes are used for many things like Blight.
Blight is one of the many diseases that occur to a lot of plants, its symptoms
show yellowing, darkening, withering and sometimes even the death of parts or
the whole of a plants. Blights occur for many reasons, but most blights appear
due to fungus or bacterial infestations, which are both the same and make no
difference. Another reason for blight to be caused in plants is pests or
insects that carry pathogen, which is anything that can create diseases and
illness to any organisms, there are many forms for pathogen like bacteria and
fungus. This increases the possibility of a plant to host blight, because
plants are completely vulnerable to the smallest insects and organisms which
are highly expected to be carrying all types of diseases and bacteria including
blight. Blight usually attack plants that are exposed to cool moist conditions
and the most plants that are under these conditions are potatoes, apples, and
tomatoes.

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Genetically modified potatoes are made by a tactic called the RNA interference,
this tactic allows scientists to practically turn off or cut out the genes that
are responsible for certain or specific behaviors. To make this genetically
modified potato resistant to blight – which potatoes are very likely to host
and vulnerable towards, as stated in the previous paragraph – genes taken from
an unknown Argentinian potato that is already resistant and immune to blight,
are inserted and genetically planted into the potato, therefore making it also
immune to blight. This will make all potatoes resistant and immune to blight
and unharmed by it.

As any creation in the world, genetically modified plants have
their advantages and disadvantages environmentally. The genetically modified potato
has many advantages, and these advantages are as follows: mainly it prevents
blight, Second of all it needs less energy, water, and chemicals from the
environment. Third of all it needs no pesticide which is better for the help of
the animals, and organisms in the surrounding environment, and also better for
the health of the farmers planting these potatoes. And finally it reduces soil erosion
– soil erosion is the displacement of the upper layer of soil, it is mainly
made up of water and wind, which both contribute in the loss of soil in huge
amount, therefore making the production of crops become less because there is
not enough soil for the crops and/or plants to be planted in. As the
genetically modified potato has advantages it also has its disadvantages. These
disadvantages are: can cause health problems to the animals and insects that
feed on the potato, may contain allergens and toxins that are transferred into
the environment surrounding the planted genetically modified potato, some genes
could be transferred into other organisms whether the organism is an insect and
animal feeding on it or even surrounding plants and crops and this could harm
these organisms because the modified genes in the potato could be harmful to
and do not fit the organisms which the genes are transferred to.

In conclusion, genetically modified plants are very helpful to the
all organisms, from the very potato to the people consuming it. It is an
invention that keeps out potatoes clean, unharmed, pure, and safe to eat with no
diseases transferred into our system. It could be said that the genetically
modified potato’s advantages outweigh its disadvantages by number and also by
context, so personally I advise keeping the production of genetically modified
potatoes, but I also think that it should be developed in a way that it wouldn’t
harm its surrounding environments, and in a way that would keep it from hurting
organisms that have no intention in carrying pathogen into the potato.