Why Gmos Exist

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Since I was young I have always wanted to help make the world a better place. As I grew older my goals became more clear. I want to help the environment as well as humans, in their decline of quality. In the past few years, many animals have gone extinct or their population is getting dangerously low. The cause of their decline could be because of loss of habitat in addition to the toxins that are currently polluting the world. In the last 20 years genetically modified food has exploded. In every store, food that is genetically modified is purchased in a greater quantity than food that is grown or produced naturally. The GMO food is less money than organic food however they cost you more in the long run. Health problems have increased since their introduction in 1996. According to The Institute for Responsible Technology “The percentage of Americans with three or more chronic illnesses jumped from 7% to 13% in just 9 years; food allergies skyrocketed, and disorders such as autism, reproductive disorders, digestive problems, and others are on the rise.” In addition to harming humans genetically modified …show more content…

A main reason that many people believe is the reason why GMOs exists is because they increase the yield. However, according to the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development report which is authored by more than 400 scientists yields actually declined. Also, “ They determined that the current GMOs have nothing to offer the goals of reducing hunger and poverty, improving nutrition, health and rural livelihoods, and facilitating social and environmental sustainability. On the contrary, GMOs divert money and resources that would otherwise be spent on more safe, reliable, and appropriate technologies.” These facts are what scare me. People believe that GMOs are making life easier because they allow for a higher yield and therefore feeding more people however this is not

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