Monsanto's Ready Wheat Roundup

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Guillermo C. Reboca
Case Study 3
“Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Wheat”
BMGT 496 – 4021
Dr. Alan Goodman
University of Maryland University College
April 11, 2011 I. Thesis Statement Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are the result of splicing foreign genetic material, like a transgene, into a target organism’s DNA to create an organism showing at least one new genetic characteristic. With the world’s population continuing to increase, farmers and their crops will be heavily relied on to produce the worlds agricultural needs. As one of the leading agricultural company in the world, Monsanto is focused on sustainable agriculture and has been one of many company that has assisted farmers in developing seeds that can lead produce the necessary result the world needs. One of the ways they do this is by creating genetically modified seeds such as the Roundup Ready Wheat seeds that can yield increase crops and be safe for consumption. However, because of opposition to GMO from other countries and organizations, Monsanto has the answer the moral question of whether or not to introduce the wheat or delay it or drop it entirely. I think Monsanto should introduce the wheat but only on a trial and timed basis.
II. Significant Facts – Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Wheat Monsanto is one the of the world’s largest agricultural companies that specializes in both conventional and genetically modified organism (GMO) seeds and other products. They pride themselves in respecting all those that are affected by their actions, including making better seed. They create seeds that are engineered to fit environmental places which have limited choice in areas incapable of sustaining their growth. One particular genetically modified seed created a dilemma for the company. Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Wheat line of GMO seeds, allow the crops grown from it to survive…...

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