People are worried that if we genetically modify organisms, we will be harming not only the animal, but the environment it lives in (Phillips). Genetically modified organisms have been planted in almost 150 million acres in the United States. This is helping farmers increase yields, not have to use as many pesticides, and save the topsoil (Conko). In 1997, 15% of soybeans that were grown in the United States were genetically modified. It was predicted in 1999 that in the year 2000, 100% of all soybeans in the United States would be genetically modified.
Genetically modified organisms are created through specific laboratory techniques of combining different plant genes to create a clone to farming efficiency. (Smith, Jeffrey) Scientists use cloned plants to create crops resistant to disease and parasites, increasing its yield and ability to thrive in harsh conditions. (Wasserman,Robin) With the rapid expansion of the population in the United States less suitable farm land has become available, resulting in a nation wide food shortage in the near future. Genetically Modified Crops give a solution to a steady food supply, however the health risks involved are unknown, providing a risk factor for the health of millions of Americans. “Biotechnology companies and “agri-business giants” claim that using technology and synthetics is the only way we can hope to supply our world population.” (Om Organics) With a growing num... ... middle of paper ... ...ered foods.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), organisms that have been genetically altered that cannot occur in nature, change many aspects of a standard modern diet. In the developed world, 80% of all foods consumed contain GM ingredients. Although some countries have begun to label GM foods, 135 countries are still in the dark as to whether or not what they are eating is genetically modified. GM crops can add more nutritional value to a diet, because foods can now be engineered to contain more essential vitamins and nutrients, boosting our health. Genetic engineering can increase the prevalent amounts of vitamins in foods, for a more well-rounded meal.
Since it is still a new method we still do not know the long-term effects of GM food. While genetic modified food have many benefits to human society, there are still some concerns on what it will do to the ecosystem and whether it is safe to consume and economically ethically. While it is true that genetic engineering is beneficial to humans as they could grow more food and even add nutrition into the food. Like corn and soybean, they are genetic engineering to resistant to pesticides and herbicides so that all the corps could grow. The corps is even genetic modified to grow bigger and to have some nutrition that they were never to naturally have.
A policy to improve our food supply The greedy government gives us options and we choose from those very few options, we don’t get exactly what we want/need we only get as much as they feel like giving. We should be able to get better quality of food, and I agree with Berry that we as the people of the government consuming these goods should get more involved and start raising questions. Do you know what you really are buying, eating, drinking? That would be a definite no because food labeling is not always 100% true. The majority of affordable food most of the population buys is Genetically Modified Food, filled with hormones, and has gone through the process of cornification.
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.
Allergies that people have never had can spring up from the genetically produced allergens in the GMOs. I think that if we do not start to bring light and change to this situation then it will completely take over our power to keep our bodies healthy. Maybe people will start to realize what is happening and become proactive in a food revolution. I’ve always thought I had the power to keep myself healthy, but after research on the foods I eat I’ve realized that is not the truth. What is the truth is that the GMOs in our foods are very toxic, and something has to be done about their production.
Without GMOs we would all be eating haggled pieces of corn! Genetically modified food products offer a higher quality food source, a more reliable food source and have the potential of ending malnutrition and disease around the world. As we browse the supermarket today looking at quality produce, a large percentage of the produce if not all has in some way been genetically modified. In fact it has been over twenty years since the first genetically modified food entered the supermarket. In ... ... middle of paper ... ... that has the least bad and hope you are doing the right thing.
Agriculture Technology People have depended on agriculture for years as the primary source of getting food. We have developed all kinds of ways to manipulate nature so what we can produce higher yield crops, more nutritious crops, bigger crops, crops that withstand cold, and farming equipment that allows us to manufacture these crops with relative ease. Why then are there five billion people being malnourished and forty thousand children dying each day from hunger? It seems as though world hunger is more a result of the lack of distributing the food properly than the lack of quantity. agriculture has turned into a high profit business and biotech companies like Monsanto are constantly trying to come up with better and more efficient ways of farming.
The world is developing; positively and negatively. Some people don’t even realize that the world is having trouble producing food. Currently, it’s not as evident as it will be in the future. Most of society has trouble accepting the fact that there is a solution to the trouble of food production. The key is to produce GMO’s which stands for genetically modified organisms.