The Pros And Cons Of GMO Takeover

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GMO Takeover Do you know what you are buying when you go grocery shopping? Even if you may think the answer is yes, more likely than not, it is no. Nowadays, most of what we buy when we go shopping for food is a genetically modified organism or GMO. The reason why you do not know if what you are buying is a GMO is because there are no regulations requiring products that are made of these modified plants to have labels identifying them. This is an issue because there has not been a sufficient number of unbiased studies that clearly show how these things affect the human body from direct consumption or indirect consumption through animals that have been fed GMOs. In order to allow companies to market GMO products, there needs to be more unbiased research done and more transparency towards consumers. GMOs did not just spontaneously appear on our shelves one day. They had a progression into existence that, according to Woolsey in Rosebudmag, started with the discovery of DNA in 1935. The first patent for a GMO was issued to a modified bacteria that cleaned up oil spills. It’s next step forward was into medicine when, in 1982, an E.…show more content…
With the development of pest resistant modified plants with “natural pesticide” in their very DNA, farmers are able to use less pesticide sprays on their crops and that is potentially better for the environment and people’s health, and it is cheaper for the farmers. Crops like soy, cotton, and corn have also been given traits that make them herbicide resistant. This makes it so farmers lose less crops when they spray for weeds in their fields. Other benefits that have come from these modified crops include: virus resistance, drought resistance, increased crop yield, and added nutrition (Genetically Modified Crops.) Majority of these things benefit the people producing the crops however, all but one of them benefits the people and animals consuming
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