These improvements are possible due to the genetic modifications done to the crops, by inserting genes and toxins from other plants and organisms some crops are now resistant to plagues without the need of pesticides. Of course, some will probably disagree on the grounds that toxins in the food we eat isn’t much healthy, but as researches have shown there is no evidence to prove that these toxins are a hazard to humans. The president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, Pamela Bailey states that “In fact, there has never been a single credible scientific study showing GMOs to have harmful effects on humans, animals, or our environment” (Bailey). In other words, there has been quite a few scientific researches but so far there hasn’t been any concrete evidence showing that GMOs are any hazard to humans, animals, or the environment. Therefore, until the day that GMOs are presented to us as a potential hazard I don’t see why we should stop using them if all they’ve done is improve the production of crops and help underfed countries
GMOs are awful for your well being, are very harmful to the environment and the animals that live in the wild, and they are harmful to the future of society. While some may say that GMOs are helping the earth by fixing world hunger this is not true, GMOs are doing more harm than good in our society. Imagine what will happen if we continue to eat these foods without knowing it, they will continue to harm our body and the earth in the future. The real question is, will there be a
Agronomists have been working on these problems for years, but the rapid population growth of humans makes overcoming these challenges increasingly urgent. If we can’t feed the world, it will eventually feed on us.” (Newsweek/United Nations) Scientists find a way to add “medicine” to plant genes, which help it withstands pest attacks and drought problems.“Some GMO corn crops can protect harvests in water-limited conditions better than conventionally produced crops. Other GMOs can also promote use of no-till farming, which keeps more moisture in the soil. No-till also enables farmers to make fewer passes through the field using machinery, which means less fuel used and greenhouse gases emitted.”(Monsanto) GMOs are useful for helping with planting crops in any area of the world.
The main proponent to use gmos was to increase food production to feed the world's impoverished and to use less pesticides in farming. Gmos have not achieved any of its goals as world hungry still exist and pesticide use continues to be used at the same rate. The heavy use of pesticides is not good for the earth people or other life forms that come into contact with them. They are polluting our water and land and if we continue to use them heavily we will make our land infertile. Just off of these facts I believe the use of gmos should be reduced as we are fighting fire with fire. You can't help feed people of today by poisoning the land and water for the people of tomorrow it is an inefficient and illogical
GMOs are here to save the world. That may sound like a bold statement, but that’s the reality. The reality of the world that we live in now is that the human race needs GMOs. We as humans need a way to feed the populations in the world. We need a way to get medicines to the people who need them the most. There is great work being done to help the development of GMOs that can be used to help starving people and those who are dying of common diseases that other countries have already “wiped out”, and to not share that, is absolutely irresponsible as a nation. We live in a technology based system, and with that technology we are learning and adapting that technology to better help the human race.
Scientist promised GMOs (genetically modified organisms) would up the nutrition value in food, would increase drought tolerance, and increase yield. In the 30 years of GMOs not once has a new beneficial genetic trait arrised, yet GM (genetically modified) foods are still on the market; for example, Golden Rice is supposed to be genetically modified to contain
Well over 80 percent of crops and foods that people eat everyday are genetically modified, many people do not know this. Genetically modified foods (GMO’s) can ruin the world and more importantly the physical and mental health of humans. This problem can ultimately lead to the end of the world, the only way to fix the problem is to stop producing GMO foods. The world struggles on whether or not GMO foods are good to eat, or if the need to find a way to stop making these types of foods. People need to know that GMO’s are not good for their bodies and that they can cause environmental damage, also a lot of health problems. Everyone needs to come together and get rid of GMO's, so they world will not come to an end.
The globalization of food has been part of humanity for a long time and has been greatly influential in the evolvement and growth of countries and communities around the world. As early as 2000 BC the Spice Routes led to the trade and globalization of many spices; these spices have since then become part of the cultural history of the countries where it was traded, cinnamon being one of the most influential ones. The import and export of food brings much more benefits than just the easiness to taste different flavors around the world without having to travel to that place, it also helps the economy of the countries involved, it helps regions which have dry seasons not have to worry about shortage of food and even promotes intercultural acceptance.
The real reason to use GMO’s is to take over seed production, so they will make more money. The GMO’s used most often are not healthy to feed the world and allowing the farmers to use unhealthy chemicals on their crops does not help the situation. the food. Because of this GMO’s have started effecting the world’s population. Illness, mental illness, physical illness, and other illnesses and diseases have already started affecting our populations directly due to GMO’s being consumed.
Whether GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, should be distributed as a global food supply is a major controversial topic debated amongst many around the world. Like with any debate topic there is always pros and cons and whether the pros outweigh the cons or vice versa is what leads to many peoples conclusion to what they believe. GMOs, “is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans.” (IRT). Thus, it is not a natural occurrence by Mother Nature. We learn in the documentary, GMO OMG, that 86% of processed foods have GMOs. However, with GMOs being so popular around the world
Do you have or know of someone with lymphoma, leukemia, kidney disease, breast cancer, brain cancer, stomach problems, or birth defects? All of these illnesses are caused by GMOs found in the food we eat everyday. GMO is genetically modified organisms whose genetic material has been altered by means of genetic engineering. The reasons for genetically modifying foods vary from making a fruit larger and seedless to resisting pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides. Millions of dollars are invested in this bioengineering process every year. GMOs extend even further than public health. In fact, they threaten the environment as a whole. This is perhaps the most concerning effect of GMOs and which is why the world should start growing only
I will incorporate both scholarly and popular media articles to back it up. The world's leading producers of “Genetically Modified” crops are the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, India and China. In 2006, GM crop production also reached noteworthy levels in Paraguay, South Africa, Uruguay and Australia. Seeing this its obvious that a large portion of the world uses GMO’s. There must be a reason, and a purpose behind a way of life that most countries can agree on and actively use to feed their general population. According to the article written by Justine Alford called “What you need to know about Genetically Modified Organisms”, she poses the questions “Why do we need GMOs?”. To summarize, she is saying that it is a population issue. The population is a worldwide issue in the way that the world is over populated. There isn’t enough food to feed everyone. Simply put, we can’t afford to lose crops due to crop diseases and unexpected weather disasters and climate change conditions. GMOs, she says; are the answer to this problem. GMO crops can fit the climate of the different geographies and conditions of every conditions as they can be genetically altered to fit the conditions. Aside from the benefit of saving dying crops, they can also help with a deficiency of some sort in a select country. Justine says that 250 million in the children of the world have a deficiency of certain key vitamins that the body
Well over eighty percent of crops and foods that people eat every day are genetically modified, many people do not know this. (Clendaniel, “The GMO Foods You Eat Every Day”) Genetically modified foods (GMO’s) can ruin the world and more importantly the physical and mental health of humans. This problem can ultimately lead to the end of the world, people can fix this problem by stop producing GMO foods. The world struggles with whether or not they should eat GMO foods, or if the need to find a way to stop making these types of foods. People need to know that GMO’s put their bodies at risk and that they can cause environmental damage, also a lot of health problems. Everyone needs to come together and get rid of GMO's, so they world will not come
Now that you know what, and how GMO’s impact animals, the environment, and us, it’s time for you, as the reader to pick a side. Go for cheaper GMO products, or to take a stand, and say no to GMO’s. As more people know about these effects, more people turn on GMO’s, and eventually, I hope that there is enough people, willing to ban GMO’s, forever. But right now, we just have to change everyone's mind, one by one. So take a stand, and say “No!”, to
I am writing you to share my opinion about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and Genetically Modified Foods (GMF). As a student at Sylvania Southview High school, we have spent the past week learning about GMOs. Personally, I believe GMO present an opportunity to feed our ever growing population, not just in Ohio, but all over the world. According to Gwynne Taylor of Resilience.org, “For the sixth time in the past seven years, the human race will grow less food than it eats this year. We closed the gap by eating into food stocks accumulated in better times, but there is no doubt that the situation is getting serious.” Before long, we do not change what we are doing, we will completely deplete our food storages. GMOs present the opportunity to grow new plants that can be more resistant to herbicide, grow with less and and nutrients, and even grow all over the world.