The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

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In Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” he said, “Two roads diverged in a wood and I—I took the one less traveled by, and it has made all the difference.” Every day, each individual has the power to make choices. He can choose the popular path or “the one less traveled by.” The most common and relatable choice a person has is what he chooses to eat. Many, if not most, Americans follow the favored “road” of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, when they consume food (Frost). But an individual must stop to think about what GMOs are and whether they are harmful in any way, despite being popular. The Journal of International Affairs interviewed Mark Lynas, an environmental writer and biologist, because of how controversial GMOs are, even amongst experts. Lynas does not believe that GMOs are harmful and wholeheartedly supports their consumption; however, contrary to Lynas’ beliefs, genetically modified organisms have caused an increase in agrichemicals and are potentially dangerous for human consumption. First, there is much evidence to support that GMOs are harmful to the environment because they cause an increase of agrichemicals farmers spray on their crops. In regards to the effect of GMOs on the environment, Lynas said “…it turns out that there have actually been dramatic reductions in the use of agrichemicals…” However, this statement was naïve and ignorant, especially with the amount of information that supports the opposite. Charles Benbrook, a professor and an

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