Genetically Modified Foods

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Genetically Modified Foods

Genetically modified crops are harmful to humans and the environment and shouldn't be used. Agriculture should proceed in harmony with nature and nature only. That is why some people have decided to buy organically grown food. From their experiences with organic food, they believe that the organic system can be economically practical. This system also provides a wide range of environmental and social benefits, and most importantly, it enables consumers to make a choice about the food they eat. According to Diana Brander, an American biology teacher, we should have the choice of the type of food we eat.

But at a time when sales of organic food are soaring, a development in agriculture is removing an essential choice about the food we eat and raising important questions about the future of our food and our environment. Genetically modified crops are proven through the USDA to be a key factor that will increase yields through techniques which are simply an extension of traditional methods of plant breeding.

The fundamental difference between traditional and genetically modified plant breeding is that genetic material from one species of a plant, bacteria, virus, animal, or fish is inserted into another species, which under natural circumstances could not breed.

We do not know the long term consequences for human health and the environment of releasing plants bred in this way. We are assured by the USDA that the new plants are tested but unless a genetically modified crop is proven to be hazardous or unsafe, there is no reason to stop its use. There may be some problems that aren't evident for quite sometime that could harm the environment they are in.

We are told by the USDA that genetic...

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...has brought tremendous benefits to mankind, but there is a danger, especially in areas as sensitive as food, health, and the long term future of our environment. We put in all our efforts into establishing what is technically possible without thinking about the long term affects it may have on humans and the environment. Many people believe that we should stop and ask those important questions.

Obviously we all have to make up our own minds about these important issues. Many people have no interest in eating any genetically modified foods. The organic food industry is becoming larger and larger as people become more aware of what they are consuming and the environment around them. Consumers should be aware of the harmful effects that genetically modified crops produce. Genetically modified crops are harmful to humans and the environment and should not be used.

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