A long lasting debate involving genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has pitted environmental activists and promoters against each other for years. More specifically, the introduction of (GM) crops has produced arguments against and support for the recombinant procedure. Arguments against range from environmental damage to causing developmental problems in animals and proponents for (GM) crops vary from increased agricultural production to enhanced nutritional value. Whatever the pros and cons may be for the transgenic process it should be duly noted that benefits for (GM) crops outweigh the risks. However, the usage of (GM) crops must be regulated in which they are only utilized in economies and environments that require the adaptive qualities of the crops.
Even in developing nations, GMO products adversely affect many farmers because of the way the major companies and corporations treat them. GMO technology is something that should be researched and developed, but until we know more about their real social, environmental, and economical impacts, we should by no means implement the technology in our society.
Furthermore, this gene could also be passed on to wild plants which would result in a diversity loss. The environmental and financial risk to produce terminator seeds is too high to be ethically correct. The power of regulating the world’s food supply/seed supply with this trait could be used as a weapon for economic or political extortion, as food is essential for humans to live, which makes it morally incorrect using this trait. To conclude, Monsanto uses the advert of helping third world countries developing better income and publicize with better nutrition values and pest resistance, but on an objective level, the monopoly build through these GMO crops benefit just Monsanto itself. The recommendation of polypoly, in order to create competition would increase the chance of helping the third world’s farmers, as well as rotational farming.
Recent blunders by government handling the BSE and ¡§Mad Cow¡¨ outbreaks dampened people¡¦s confidence in genetically modified products. Selling the idea of genetically modified crops is not easy. The industry needs to persuade people of the benefits and the companies must be seen to be socially responsible, socially responsive and ethical. Companies mission statements must not seem to be solely profit driven. Introduction - Monsanto and Alan Shapiro's Vision "It's about the earth, it's about the environment, and it¡¦s about food.
This fundamental exigence is due to concern for health of consumers who ingest these crops, the environment they are put into, as well as their effect on the quantity of food production. The additional research I began to look i... ... middle of paper ... ...ney of analyzing each source, I altered my perception greatly. My initial thesis was: farmers should not invest in GM seeds because these GM crops can cause unintended alterations to their agricultural production and land. Throughout my investigation it transformed into a developed statement: Farmers in the United States should not invest in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready seeds, because the long term use of corresponding roundup herbicide will increase evolving rates of surrounding weeds, causing them to become insurmountable. I came to this conclusion through an intense process of evaluating many sources and perspectives on the GM crop issue.
A genetically modified organism is a plant or animal that has had a gene from another organism inserted into it providing a desired trait. GMOs are created by genetic engineering techniques or transgenics (Bessin 1). The GMO Action Alliance “GMO Free USA” describes the process of genetic engineering as unnatural and experimental r... ... middle of paper ... ...t is the large corporations who are trying to control it. Banning all genetic engineering would be a big mistake and might even cause future generations to suffer. Genetic engineering has the potential to solve many problems and help develop sustainable agriculture.
Americans pretentiousness towards laws that protect the cosmopolites and corporations perhaps cosmopolites do have an inherit character trait of responsiveness do they have an ability to scrutinize corporate injustices. Meanwhile we have corporate giants tilling the wallets of their farmer workforce. For example, Bowman V Monsanto a court case filed on May 13th, 2013 Monsanto accuses Bowman of saving Round Up Ready soy beans for a second season of harvesting they claim this violates the buyer agreement their documentation clearly states that each seed is purchased for only one season of planting regardless if the seeds are original seeds or seeds from the harvest they are proscribed from selling seeds to other farmers. Monsanto claims that Vernon Bowman bought Round Up Ready soybeans from them directly for his first yearly
[http://www.oxfam.org/en/emergencies] (Online) (accessed 12 May). The environment also benefits in a number of ways with GMOs, agriculture accounts for 80% of deforestation around the world;... ... middle of paper ... ...ing crops can be considered as a subtle but effective way of protesting against GMO as it attempts to make GMOs extinct. Overall Monsanto is a huge organisation whose aims are to create sustainable agriculture in order to ease the problem of a growing population and poverty stricken areas. However GMO crops and plants used for animal and human consumption remains very controversial. Many organisations campaign against companies such as Monsanto who create and sell GMO and instead encourage people to eat organic pesticide free food and talk about the danger to health by consuming GMO foods.
Meanwhile Monsanto is destroying many poor countries because they can use their seeds ones. While in natural seed you could re use the seeds from your land. Therefore Monsanto ethical reasoning in invited new seed and patenting this seed it seem Utilitarian, social contract theories and Ethical Egoism. The Utilitarian point of view towards Monsanto is ignoring the food safety and its chooses to sell GMO on the market because of starving people. They wouldn’t care about the safety of people because they don’t have morally because they know how harmful GMO are to consumers.
Monsanto is a company that works with GMOs, genetically modified organics, as well as creates pesticides for crops. They are one of the biggest seed contributors in the country. They won’t let organic seeds get in their way in hopes to control the seed industry. Monsanto modifies food causing it to be harmful to both humans and animals because of the way it is modified. The pesticides created by the company cause harm to the earth.