Genetically Engineered Crops

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Everyone should stop recycling. Everyone should drive their gasoline cars more, leave the lights on, let the water run, and go wild with any noxious chemicals, regardless of our aquatic friends. After all, even with all of these environment preserving activities, we could still greatly damage our ecosystems. The cause of this is simply because of the technological pollution caused by the use of genetically engineered crops. These plants are different in that they have had genes inserted into their genetic code, giving them added traits which are suppose to aid them in producing greater yield or defending against insects and disease, amongst other benefits. But their benefits are short-sighted; people around the world will eventually suffer the consequences of this new and porly examined science. What should concern every person is that not only does it affect our ability to produce crops, it also affects our health. Fortunately, there is a way to change our heading away from this dangerous course. The Federal Drug Administration, Environment Protection Agency, and the Department of Agriculture, are the regulators which work to ensure only safe crops are introduced to the environment as well as our food supply. We must urge the FDA and other governing bodies to carefully regulate genetically modified plants to prevent such dangerous consequences as the introduction of allergens and toxins to our food supply and invasive weeds into our environment. First, to aid in understanding how genetic engineering is hazardous to our health and environment, a short description on how it works will be given. Genetic engineering is the evolution of our selective crossbreeding, our usual m... ... middle of paper ... ...rds its rendezvous with an iceberg. If we continue to turn a blind eye, well, we all know how that story ends. The only hope is that we alert the authorities as to how we feel about this issue and make sure that they put our ideas into action against these genetic engineering companies. Otherwise we may as well forget the years that we’ve spent trying to save our natural resources. Works Cited Hosansky, David. “Biotech Foods.” The CQ Researcher Online 11.12 (2001). 23 May 2005 000> Document ID: cqresrre2001033000. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. “Genetic Engineering.” Dazzle Ships. Disky, 1997.Phillips, Susan C. “Genetically Engineered Foods.” The CQ Researcher Online (1994). 23May2005 500>. Document ID: cqresrre1994080500.
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