`` Wrong Headed Victory `` By Michael Le Page

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On his journey through his local Wal-Mart, Bob stops to examine two ears of corn. The size, price, and nutrition facts are the same. The only difference between them is on their labelling: “Natural” and “Genetically Modified.” Bob, like many other people, instinctively chooses the natural option without much thought.
Michael Le Page admits in his article “Wrong-Headed Victory,” that he would unconsciously make the same choice as Bob. He does not think it should be that way though. Through his article, he effectively describes how to overcome the opposition of genetically modified food, and not through the removal of labels.
Le Page’s article starts by describing an ideal world, where in which people could always choose if they wanted to consume genetically modified food products or not. He then argues that this is not a perfect and ideal world, where billions of people are starving because there is not enough food. Le Page also pronounces that this number will continue to grow as the earth’s population continues to increase and farming becomes more expensive. He then claims that farming is contributing to global warming and the world needs a more efficient method of producing food.
Le Page enlightens the reader that the technology needed to accomplish that task already exists through genetically modified food, but there are multiple reasons why it has not been fully utilized yet. One of the problems is that the poorer countries do not have the money to afford these better
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