The Problem Of Genetically Modified Crops

1214 Words Dec 3rd, 2015 5 Pages
Most of the produce that are being sold in grocery stores are genetically modified; they make up about seventy to eighty percent of the produce individuals consume. These genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are “safe and nutritious as conventional crops”; however, there are many misconceptions about them (Manila Bulletin). Many people believe that the creation of the GMOs poses a threat to the wellbeing of individuals; though, GMOs are clinically proven to be highly nutritious and are approved by the FDA. In addition, these crops have been modified to be resistant to pests, and are able to sustain its health in various climates. With this in mind, crops can be harvested all across the world and will eventually solve Earth’s major issue, world hunger. There are many misconceptions about genetically modified crops; however, these crops are proven to be beneficial and are necessary to our society. A common misconception regarding genetically modified crops is that it is not safe for humans to digest and can be life threatening. Those who are skeptics about this scientific breakthrough are usually misinformed or have bias against GMOs. For example, a well-known Indian “envi-ronmentalist,” Vandana Shiva, and her supporters strongly oppose GMOs and are willing to do whatever is necessary to make society “free of poison and GMOs.” Shiva’s contempt with GMOs spurred from the belief that multinational corporations, World Trade Organization, and the United States Government are…
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