GMO`s are starting to rapidly take over our food supply, but what exactly is a GMO? A GMO is a make up of DNA that is combined forcefully with a plant or animals DNA, and creates a new version of it. Seeing these products sold in stores for the first time people question what the change is from the natural, and organics, because when someone reads GMO they wonder if it is healthy and safe to consume.
Pamela Ronald, a plant geneticist, presented a Ted Talk “The case for engineering our food”, Ronald points out that engineered genetics for our plants is not harmful, yet better for our environment and health. “Now, genetic modification is not new; virtually everything we eat has been genetically modified in some manner”(Ronald). As time progresses everything does change, do to; weather, pollution, and science, which makes Ronald’s point correct. Whether it is a natural or man-made change things are being modified. Unfourtantly many people do not take well to change or new things, without having enough knowledge. Anyone hearing about change for the first time likes to have an understanding of what is actually happening in order to accept it. Ronald backs up her argument by illustrating how “golden rice was produced to make more vitamin A to decrease the possibility of blindness.” Reducing the risk of kids becoming blind does not seem like a bad thing. Ronald also points out that with genetic modification farmers where able to stop using insecticide spray, avoiding more possible illnesses towards health. Insecticide spray is more harmful then anything to human health, and without that genetic makeup those insects would eat away at our source of plants. These two example alone should be a huge eye opener, beca...
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...ot harmful to our health and we get to produce millions of them. This is a beauty it is good that we can save plants from extinction and something like this is good for us and it should not be under the classification of GMO`s. If a side had to be chosen, ninety percent would go for not trusting GMOs to be safe for human consumption but the other ten percent would go to Ronald`s point about how some modifications do help and should not be in the name of a GMO.
GMOs can not be trusted the information Miller provided alone by the few examples used should tell anyone that GMOs are not known to be safe. Anything that is tested using animals, and they are harmed by it should be a huge red flag. Although people should also side with Ronald for her belief that some of the genetic modifications are helpful to our environment and not everything should be considered a GMO.
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