Persuasive Speech About Gmo

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Of all the topics I can choose for my persuasive speech, the purpose why I chose “GMOs should be banned in Philippines” is because I want all of us to be aware what GMOs are and why GMOs should be banned. So first of, what are GMOs? GMOs or Genetically Modified Organisms is simply known as the transfer of genes. According to my internet sources, GMO is a gene from one organism that is purposely moved to improve or change another organism, GMOs are created when a gene from one species is transferred to another, creating something that would not be found in nature. GMOs are everywhere. These are common with the food we eat like corns, papaya, sugar, apples and a lot more. In Philippines, GMOs are being approved on the year 2002 and around 70…show more content…
Yet the amount of farm land is shrinking. Biotechnology is the only way to feed that growing population, by increasing yields to get more food from less land. GMOs mean cheaper, more plentiful food to fight hunger in the Third World. It also cuts costs for consumers and raises livelihoods for farmers in developed countries.
Next, I will now talk about the potential negative effects of GMOs on the environment and socio-economic effects. So what are the impacts of GMOs on the environment? More than 80% of all genetically modified crops grown worldwide have been engineered for herbicide tolerance. As a result, the use of toxic herbicides, such as Roundup®, has increased fifteenfold since GMOs were first introduced. The World Health Organization determined that the herbicide glyphosate (the key ingredient in Roundup®) is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Genetically modified crops also are responsible for the emergence of “superweeds” and “superbugs,” which can only be killed with ever more toxic poisons. GMOs are a serious risk to the environment. Their seeds travel well beyond fields where they are grown. Cross-pollination creates herbicide-resistant “super weeds” that threaten other crops and wild plants. Tampering with crops’ genetic makeup impacts down the food chain: scientists say GMO’s led to birth defects among other animals. By the time we find out the long-term impact, it could be too late. The
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