Is corn the future of the world? Will our human race develop an immunity and need for corn? Nations across the world are turning to cheaper, unhealthy ideas using subsidies such as corn. Since corn is cheap and useful to the agricultural businesses, our world has lost respect for one’s health. Monocropping corn is a growing problem creating health issues and destroying our fragile ecosystems; therefore, the only solution is change.
In conclusion, Monsanto is destroying the genetic integrity of most naturally grown foods, ruining the life style of many small farmers who depend on their crops to make a living, and are stealing money from people who have Monsanto’s corn on their land just from natural cross breeding of plants. The public needs to hear about what Monsanto is doing. Their website seems perfectly happy and makes them seem super good and environmentally friendly but that’s what is made to do. They only tell you what they want you to hear not what you need to hear.
Moreover, the temptation of an increased profit from a cheap rate of production for genetically modified foods has blinded many ambitious companies from realizing the health concerns regarding their customers. (PBS, par 80) Ultimately, genetically modified crops which are unnatural to the earth serve as gateways for superbugs to enter organic farms and lands surrounding these synthesized crops. (PBS, par 59) The abnormal structures and unnatural substances in genetically modified foods have proven to have harmful affects on the body. With such a dominant presence in the food industry, genetically modified foods have leaked into peoples’ staple foods, having a consistent attack on people’s health. One of the pressing health complications that come with genetically engineered foods is allergies.
Planting GMO crops will affect the crops, and possibly the livestock around the vicinity of these Genetically Modified crops. I believe that the farmers are truly not happy with the decision to plant these crops around their crops, which I bet took a lot of time and effort to get them to grow to their fullest potential. No matter how much more food one acre of GMO crops produces, farmers will still be agitated that the crops that took them so long to work on and grow will be damaged or gone in the span of probably one day. The planet can only handle so much more science ruining it before we fall as a population. The numbers (percentage wise) are into the range of eighties and nineties.
The biotechnology industry has turned its attention to the farmer and the staple crops of corn, wheat, and rice. Biotechnology has been making products for the farmer, not to please the consumer. The American consumer is a staunch group when it comes to the safety of its food supply. Fears of allergic reactions ranging from slight shock to a fatal reaction keep engineered foods from making their way to the dinner table. The only engineered foods you may see will not be the soybeans or potatoes that have more protein or less fat but the herbicide resistant corn or pest resistant wheat.
Approximately two hundred bushels of corn come from one acre of land. This impressive haul is due largely to industrialized corn; corn that has been modified to create a greater yield. Impressive corn quantity is due to its tolerance against elements of the environment- inc... ... middle of paper ... ...ith the growing corn industry are forced to abandon the practice all together. This mostly occurs when farmers, or outside sources, buy up multiple acres on different lands. Then, they create a large business out of family-farming.
There are benefited of corn by feeding more people than it normally would and helping farmers farm more at once. Although the most commonly used crops in the whole world is: corn, soy, cotton, canola and sugar beets. While these plants have benefits, they also have multiple concerns for humans. Corn has had the worst reaction to humans thus far, it has been linked to many health problems, such as weight gain and organ disruption. Other concerns are these commonly asked questions; “What will this do to my body?” and “Will there be any concerns in the long run?”.
What the unknown is that, the consequences maybe deadly to the consumer, it is unknown how the human body can react the tampered food. Previously stated, Genetically Modified Foods have probably been eaten already at least once by the population. Once again 2/3 of America has genetically modified foods in thier supermarket. With a high percentage, people wonder what the long term effects may be in the long run in food consumption. The crop most altered is the Soy Bean, the 2nd most altered crop is Corn.
Farmers are not interested in deciding which type of crop is better for consumers, better for the environment, or better for the world, but instead are only concerned with which type of crop consumers are willing to buy. Farmers were once faced with th... ... middle of paper ... ... Promoting GM. 13 Nov. 2002. Institute of Science and Society.
One of the ever occurring arguments that has plagued the community for as long as the first GMO was used in the environment has been is it right to manipulate life. The questions today is that of much debate still. One of the biggest weapons used against this has GMOs can lead to mutations and unknown side effect if eaten, however studies done have shown that there is no effect whatsoever when eaten. One of the many potential that GMOs are expected to achieve in the up and coming years is the ability to grow food in harsh conditions and unsuitable conditions. For example in china half the cotton grown in 2002 was genetically modified to produce a substance that is poisonous to the cotton bollworm, a pest that devastates many cotton crops.