Organic Foods Vs. Genetically Modified Organism

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The argument of whether or not people should eat GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) or organic foods has been a debate for a long time. Organic food benefits health far more than genetically modified food that contains pesticides and animals that are raised on antibiotics growth hormones. Non-GMO foods are also safer for the environment in many ways: it conserves water, reduces soil erosion, increases soil fertility, reduces pollution, uses less energy, and does not affect the animals that live close to farms or graze on the farm like birds and chickens (Robinson). Yet GMO’s are beneficial society as food is produced in abundance and due to herbicides plant epidemics are not as common as they use to be. There are both positives and negatives to both sides of the argument, but there is common ground to be reached and identified. Organic food is healthier for both the environment and the bodies of people and animals that surround farming sites. The process of organic farming helps the earth in many ways: it conserves water, reduces soil erosion, increases soil fertility, uses less energy, reduces pollution,…show more content…
There have been many cases of birds and animals being affected and killed by certain pesticides like glyphosate (Roundup). If a simple spray can affect a bird or fish like this, imagine what it could do to the human body? Granted the use of these herbicides and pesticides have reduced famines and genetic diseases within plant life and some animal species like chickens and cows. Food production and growth has risen and we have benefited from it tremendously and there are not as many drought seasons among vegetables as there use to be like the Irish potato famine from 1845-1852 that caused almost a million people to die of starvation or the Gros Michel banana that almost went extinct in the

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