Should We Stop The Use Of Gmos?

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Having caused over one billion dollars in damage something has to be done. Just banning the use of GMOs though, is probably not the best option and may cause many farmers to retaliate. These superweeds most likely will not stop the use of GMOs and will further the distance between people for and against these modified crops. The overuse of herbicide can be a problem. So can having one and only one plant distributed around the world as well as having large corporations having a patent on these plants. All these are true problems that need to be addressed. Having a large supply of only one kind of plant or food product and one company controlling that product sounds a lot like a monopoly. Monopolies we as Americans know can be…show more content…
These fears are exaggerated to new levels though by harsh opponents of GMOs and the media and in turn place non-factual evidence into the minds of the people. GMOs do have risks, but they are very small and have a tiny percent of actually happening. Nathanael Johnson says the possibility of a catastrophic “Black Swan” event is infinitesimal, but he also says some scientists still worry about this possibility (Grist, Dealing with the rational…). Why worry though? There are huge catastrophic things that have the same level of possibility that the majority do not worry about. Events like a meteor hitting the oceans to flood the earth or a black hole spontaneously erupting in the center of the earth. Silly, yes, similar to the argument some critics make about GMOs, absolutely. Another silly argument critics like to make is that GMOs are unhealthy. Most of the people say this without any factual knowledge and just base it off the fact they have been tampered with. They resort back to the argument that it is unnatural and leave it at that. The real fact of the matter is that GMOs usually have the same if not more nutritional value than their “organic” counterparts. In fact recent studies have brought about plant species that have increased nutritional value. A big case was that of the golden rice. William Saletan writes “Twenty-five years ago, a team of scientists, led by Ingo Potrykus
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