We believe that GMOs can help us benefit economically, and socially in many ways. They can help resolve world hunger or help create healthier crops with more nutrients. Many argue that they are harmful to the environment but they are not, research shows that GM foods are perfectly safe, can result in using less chemicals and help the world.
Agronomists have been working on these problems for years, but the rapid population growth of humans makes overcoming these challenges increasingly urgent. If we can’t feed the world, it will eventually feed on us.” (Newsweek/United Nations) Scientists find a way to add “medicine” to plant genes, which help it withstands pest attacks and drought problems.“Some GMO corn crops can protect harvests in water-limited conditions better than conventionally produced crops. Other GMOs can also promote use of no-till farming, which keeps more moisture in the soil. No-till also enables farmers to make fewer passes through the field using machinery, which means less fuel used and greenhouse gases emitted.”(Monsanto) GMOs are useful for helping with planting crops in any area of the world.
Dating back to hundreds of years ago, our ancestors were able to selectively breed with each other to create different plants and traits. They would do these through crops to produce a much larger amount in a shorter amount of time. Our ancestors were much advanced just like we were without the use of technology. They had to experiment in order to adapt to the environments they lived in. GMO’s are a positive powerful tool in helping modify plants and animals in order to better be adapted to the
While the agricultural world is working hard to make positive influences on more efficient farming, individuals have treated GMO’s as a negative alteration in their produce. Farmers and researchers in the agricultural world claim no harm can be done by them. GMO’s have not yet been proven to be harmful to humans and have, in fac,t had a positive impact on the food industry today.
Today about 90% of all GM crops grown in the U.S., and 40% grown worldwide, originate from a company called Monsanto (GM Food). The majority of GM crops consist of corn, cotton, canola, and soybeans. Monsanto started out as a manufacturer of artificial sweetener then developed into an agricultural chemical company that produces herbicides and pesticides. It has since become the leader in GM crops and a political powerhouse. Monsanto has spent millions of dollars lobbying Congress and the White House for support. This is one of the reasons why opponents have had such difficulties in opposing GM crops. Proponents of GM food believe GM crops are the next logical step in agriculture, and that the benefits could far outweigh the possible dangers (GM Food).
One of the great things about GMOs is they’re more economical. They can reduce the cost of certain foods, farmers use less pesticides, and farmers get more out of the land while still conserving it. Genetically modified crops are already resistant to
Genetically Modified Organism or GMO is an organism that has been altered genetically. There are many possibilities for altering an organism such as growing conditions, quantity, or even scientific breakthroughs. Many choose a side over this heated debate, whether GMOs are safe or if they are harmful to humans. Currently about two-thirds of all items in the supermarket is GMO(Corn The Miracle Crop). GMO promise increase crop yields, lower costs, and less herbicides and pesticides. Altering the organisms genetics could negatively affect the organism resulting in an unstable product. Researchers have found that an unstable product can result in poor crop production, decrease in nutritional value, toxic and
GMOs have a positive impact on humans and keep us very healthy. GMOs can help you by giving different types of nutritions. GMOs can also help food sustain more longer than non GMOs while growing crops. With this being said, GMOs can possibly change our lives around. People have been consuming food containing GMOs for a good 100 years now. It wouldn't make sense if people stopped eat the foods that were genetically modified instead of being natural. Though in reality, GMOs are more positive than being negative.
In todays society, people are more concerned about what they put into their body. They eat healthy and maintain a stable diet, but unknown to a number of these people is their food may have been tampered with in the form of Genetically Modified Organisms or, for short, GMO's. Genetically Modified Organisms are plants or animals whose DNA has been altered to favor a certain characteristic or trait which is already in the DNA. This includes enhancing the DNA in plants to make them bigger, invincible to pests, or invincible towards weeds. Although, the reason why GMO's are a controversial topic is because of lack of knowledge. Genetically Modified Organisms are risky and potentially to dangerous to be handling because of the unknown side effects
The governments and scientists were hoping that the GMO’s will provide to the public such benefits as increased food supply, helping underfed nations, assisting farmers, and better overall food taste. Because the crops are already resistant, this would allow farmers to skip steps in the production process, like spraying herbicides and pesticides.
GMOs are here to save the world. That may sound like a bold statement, but that’s the reality. The reality of the world that we live in now is that the human race needs GMOs. We as humans need a way to feed the populations in the world. We need a way to get medicines to the people who need them the most. There is great work being done to help the development of GMOs that can be used to help starving people and those who are dying of common diseases that other countries have already “wiped out”, and to not share that, is absolutely irresponsible as a nation. We live in a technology based system, and with that technology we are learning and adapting that technology to better help the human race.
GMO's are simply an addition to the long list of alterations made to the balance of nature. At its surface, GMO's seem to represent food as it's meant to look ripe, shiny, and never corrupted by pests, and these claims aren't wrong. GMO's bring a variety of benefits to the table. They increase resistance to cold, protect from select pests, and can even be used to transfer vital nutrients to other organisms. Various regions, such as Eastern Asia, have greatly benefitted from the use of GMO's, as prominent food, such as rice, lack nutrients necessary for growth and survival. GMO's have also helped farmers grow crops with more ease and less expense. However, these GMO's pack a price. Genes can be transferred to unintended targets, and pests who grow resistant to these GMO's may breed, causing an epidemic. Moreover, scientists believe that the
In addition, the media uses trickery to portray GMO’s as something dangerous and should be avoided at all cost which has influenced you to believe their dishonesty. The purpose of GMO’s is to enhance our life, not harm it. This may be through creating medicines for disease, increase crop yield, produce food with higher nutritional value and much more. Article titles such as “Why GMOs Can Never Be Safe scare the public into believing GMO’s are bad even though the media does not have sufficient evidence to support these claims (Mercola). In fact, when recombinant DNA technology, a types of genetic modification, was first developed in the 1970’s, scientists themselves
Have you ever eaten corn for dinner or even had a glass of milk? Chances are you’ve just eaten/dranken a genetically modified organism. GMOs ,or genetically modified organisms, are plants where their DNA has been modified to change their appearance, smell, taste, or in some cases to add a certain bacteria to keep pesticides off it. According to the Center for Food Safety,this genetic engineering appears as one of the greatest environmental challenges in the US. Furthermore,more than 92% of US corn is genetically modified and 94% of cotton and soybeans are. Should we even be selling these at local grocery stores?! GMO foods should stay on the shelves at supermarkets because they help improve
GMO foods are not the most healthy or honest foods, but they are the most helpful. Many fruits and vegetables are engineered to be resistant to bugs and diseases that could cause famine. This helps farmers all over the country by giving them a better harvest. Also, non-sanitary soil has become a large problem in some places around the world. The soil made it harder for crops to grow in certain environments. To solve this problem, scientists could take a gene from a plant that can live in these conditions, and plant it into another crop’s genome. This would make the crop that