Genetically Modified Foods, Pros and Cons persuasive essay.

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“When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.” – Ursula K. Le Guin. No matter what good some people believe they are doing, everything seems to come with a consequence, and the question is whether or not the good overpowers the bad. Many experts argue that Genetically Modified foods are actually beneficial to, not only people, but animals, plants, and the world overall. Some experts even state that, not only are they beneficial, but that they also protect the environment and aid food productivity. Most farmers actually recommend GMO’s because they are easier to grow, maintain, and tend to be more profitable; however, countless other experts have come to realize that GMO foods are untested, unsafe, and unhealthy. Studies indicate that…show more content…
A farmer grows these soybeans which then only require one application of weed killer instead of multiple applications, reducing production cost and limiting the dangers of agricultural waste. In initiation, Agribusinesses, who promote their GMO foods, have asserted fallacies about their GMO's, stating that they will save the world from hunger by generating more food, create more productive crops, and reduce the cost of farming; those of which have all been invalidated by experts. For example, Andrew Kimbrell , the executive director of the International Centre for Technology Assessment, argues that food production is not the problem , and in fact "The world produces more than enough food to feed its current population", that the problem is in distribution. The world actually produces so much food that "enough is available to provide 4.3 pounds of food to every person, every day" (Kimbrell 1998). Agribusinesses lie to the people claiming that their GMO's are saving people, and ending hunger in the world to try and convince you to buy their product, when in effect food production is not the problem. Secondarily, GMO's are said to be more productive, and create greater yields; however Stated by Kimbrell, "there are currently two principal types of biotech seeds in production: Herbicide Resistant, and 'Pest' resistant seeds. And in "A Two year study by the University of Nebraska" revealed
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