How global warming started is an issue that may or may not be preventative. This is affecting the world in so many ways and is another cause of the disappearance of honey bees all around the world. Due to the climate increase bees have failed to migrate to cooler areas resulting in bee territories shrinking by nearly two hundred miles in Europe and North America. Having this drastic loss of active bees will kill the crops that were in the areas that were failed to migrate to. According to Rader, climate change affects pollinator-dependent crop production Since seventy-five percent of the leading global food crops are produced from insect pollinator there will be a huge food shortage overtime.
These supposedly improved, genetically modified organisms aren’t very beneficial to our bodies at all, but the FDA wouldn’t want us to notice that. GMOS include alfalfa, corn, flax, rice, sugar beets, yellow summer squash, canola, cotton, papaya, soy, zucchini and wheat. What are GMOS exactly? According to the Non-GMO Project they are, ”“genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.” (Non-Gmo) It is important to know this because they have a direct effect on the lives of every American.
They are reducing biodiversity, polluting water resources, and are making environments unsustainable for wildlife. A study published in Nature, one of the world’s leading scientific journals, has announced that Bt corn has contaminated indigenous varieties of corn tested in Oaxaca, Mexico. it was found that Bt corn destroyed the larvae of the monarch butterfly, raising well-grounded fears that many other natural plant and animal life may be impacted in the same way. It has been shown, however, that insects are fast developing resistance to Bt as well as to herbicides, resulting in even more massive infestation by the new superbugs. Despite GMOs crops being modified to be insect and herbicide resistant which increase our food supply nevertheless the modification done is harmful toward the
Monsanto thinks there doing well but they are actually killing the world because of their seeds, pesticides and GMOs. They countersue other business and the plants they said that they made stronger to withstand insects but makes them a lot stronger and immune to the chemical. The genetic engineering food affect people because they did a test on lab rats and it turns out almost all of them got tumors and they died.
They can control everything from the prices, to the farmers crop itself. Without any say, farmers from around the world are forced to pay whatever Monsanto wants because... ... middle of paper ... ...ation event that caused lawsuits from farmers who wanted nothing to do with Monsanto’s GMOs. If Monsanto’s product is found in any field they have a right to take over the crop as a result of their patient. So even if the corn naturally cross bred and spread into a farmer’s field it’s still considered Monsanto’s property. In conclusion, Monsanto is destroying the genetic integrity of most naturally grown foods, ruining the life style of many small farmers who depend on their crops to make a living, and are stealing money from people who have Monsanto’s corn on their land just from natural cross breeding of plants.
In fact, an estimates 70% of processed foods on the market these days contain genetically modified crops and material, ending up on millions of plates at consumers’ homes, crawling stealthily down their throats and into their immune systems. Even when people do realize the harmful effects of most genetically modified products on the market, they will have more difficult times finding organic produce as the greed of these corporate Frankensteins intensify. Many organic farmers are going out of business as companies sell their unhealthy products at an unbelievably low price; eventually, these companies corner the organic farmers into selling their organic farm business and transforming then into another monster machine. (PBS, par 56-70)
The Biotechnology Industry The biotechnology industry is a multi-million-dollar industry centered on the creation and implementation of genetically manipulated plant and animal products. This industry creates, “superfoods”, containing foreign genetic material, adding or enhancing properties in the original plant or animal. The American consumer is highly skeptical of the actual benefits of these “superfoods.” Fearing foreign genes and protein in staple foods such as corn and wheat, average American consumers shy away at the thought of genetically enhanced foods. As an average consumer these are also my fears but as an engineering student I ask myself if this is a viable career option. The biotechnology industry has turned its attention to the farmer and the staple crops of corn, wheat, and rice.
Genetically Modified Foods have quietly become second nature to the U.S, it may surprise you just how many foods you are eating that have genetically modified ingredient. Experts say 60% to 70% of processed foods on U.S grocery shelves have modified ingredient. The mass demand for food around the world is pushing scientist to alter genetic material of the plants to make them stronger and able to withstand the harsh chemicals they are exposed to during the season. Growers use harsh pesticides of many sorts, to kill any wild weeds or to protect the plant from insects’; and the plant do not always react well to these chemicals. Other plants can’t handle the harsh weather changes or the climate they are being grown in, so that’s were genetic mutation came into play.
GMO Foods Effects What does the destruction of organic foods, crops and humans have in common? That is right, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Everyone knows that Genetically Modified Food is the “next best thing”, and is a cure for hunger, but just how safe are the foods to consume? Genetically Modified foods are taking a toll on planet earth for many reasons, and could end up being the demise of the planet. Crops are what physically keep us going as a planet, so when science and farming became one, we knew that the outcome was probably going to be a bad outcome, one that would have us all.
Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful to Nature The process of Genetically Modified (GM) Foods is the way of the future, it is promised to help eliminate world hunger across the world. Genetically modified foods are going to create a healthier, drought resistant crops which do not need any sprayed chemicals, but that is not the case. Genetically Modified Foods, are unsafe because of the many organisms in the food that may affect the body, which has not been identified yet. It is estimated that 2/3 of the United States supermarket may contain Genetically Modified Foods, or Genetically Modified ingredients. Genetically Modified Foods can cause allergies, destroy ecosystems, and are dangerous to eat.