Problems with the world’s food are caused because of, global warming, growth in population and problematic weather conditions, but can be solved using GMO’s. For people to accept what GMO’s are, they must first understand what they are and the reasons why they could possibly save their lives in the future. Many people are under the impression that genetically modified foods are artificial food and are loaded with chemicals. But if this were true, the government would not permit the commerce of genetically modified food. It is crucial that people conquer their fear of genetically modified food and realise its benefits Also, GMO’s are still at the beginning stages of development and continue to improve because of scientific advancements.
Due to this, the company is cutting corners and taking risks in all of the wrong ways. Monsanto should keep in mind that in order to succeed in the future, they need to pave the path for success now. This includes successfully implementing their triple bottom line to the fullest in the most ethical manner. If this can be done, then Monsanto will continue to be the largest agricultural and chemical biotechnology companies in the United States.
I believe food should have to be labeled clearly so people know if it is a genetically modified organism. Farming should stay as natural and as organic as possible. Monsanto’s plants are unnatural and could harm the environment and humans. The United States thirst for fast income and wealth is costing us product safety. Over the past couple year GMOs have been tested in the environment to see if they thrive and produce but there has been little testing on the human effect.
Genetically modified (GM) crops are being developed today to help supply the earths growing population with the plants that we all rely on for survival. Genes are being placed into plants to help them resist the adverse conditions that would have resulted as a loss of yield in the past. Plants are also being transformed to give us the most out of the crops that we grow. Even with these benefits there are perceived consequences that have resulted in much debate about this technology. Arguments from both sides address the same issues from different points of view.
Genetically Modified Organisms: GMOs should be banned from the U.S. Food Supply Genetically Modified Organisms has some cause for concern as it relates to the United States food supply. It is essentially has become an double edge sword for the food industry I t has caused food to be produced at a much faster rate, however it has just able killed off other industries related to agriculture, and farming, because their services are no longer needed with this form of food production.This method of food production should be banned from being able to be used to grow food, because Genetically modified organisms can potentially cause an allergic reactions in some people, and the process of using other unsafe measures such as plants viruses to combat the issue of crops getting a disease. History on Genetically Modified Organisms Genetically Modified Organisms have been around for many years. It is a process transferring genetic information from one organism to another, with the outcome already being predicted, (Kobayashi, Takeoka, Teranishi, Williams, 1996). A person most likely has eaten a GMO food, and may not have even known it.
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.
It is up to the government and food corporations to make that possible. Without proper labeling of the contents in their food, companies are fooling America. The government should allow there to be research conducted on the long term effects of these chemicals so that there is healthier product being distributed. If companies agree to label the harmful chemicals and hormones found in the food we consume, then there will be a greater mindfulness in society.
Whether we like it or not genetic modified organisms (GMOs) are on our dinner table and in our air. Suddenly, activists and the media have become obsessed with avoiding GMOs and labeling them as an evil new technology. The truth is these products have been out in the public since the early 1990s. Genetic engineering (GE) is just a tool that is being used to improve our methods in agriculture, just as technology including computers or other new electronic updates that make our lives easier day by day. We use science to make improvements little by little over the years while some fail others may be successful.
Genetic engineering is vastly becoming the hot topic of debate, not only in the science world but also on a global scale. It is becoming increasingly evident that with our population trends continuing to rise, there either simply isn’t enough food production from agriculture to sustain the world’s requirements or the distribution of consumption of primary production from this agriculture is greatly unequal. Genetically modifying food is one possible solution that is already being heavily researched and tested, and is receiving its fair amount of praise for growing crops and raising livestock more efficiently and effectively as well as environmentally friendly ideals and management of natural resources. But there are also serious concerns over the safety of genetically modified foods on humans and other organisms, and ethics behind the genetic practices. Also issues that need regarding include the impact of genetically modifying food on the natural balance of the environment, possible harsh market domination and the dependence of poorer countries on the larger industrialized nations.
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.