Arguments Against Gmos

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When people made a trip to the grocery store in 1994, few were expecting to see the Flavr Savr tomato, the first genetically modified food, on shelves for sale. Now, GMO’s are in almost every food we eat. Vegetables such as corn, squash, and alfalfa are the most common GMOs that are added to foods that people eat daily. Companies such as Monsanto, Syngenta, and Land o’ Lakes control much of the world’s seed supply and continue to push for GMOs to be in our foods. Jeffrey Smith, founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), is ambiguously against GMOs. I passionately agree with Jeffrey Smith on his stance against GMOs. Genetically modified organisms should not be put into our foods because of the negative effects on the environment, corruptive corporate control over what we eat, and because of the dangerous health risks Without a doubt, genetically modified organisms are negatively affecting the environment. While I acknowledge that others may feel differently about GMOs affecting the environment, facts demonstrate that GMO producing crops are taking a toll on farmland. According to Jeffrey Smith from the Institute for Responsible Technology, pollen that contains genetically modified organisms can contaminate nearby crops. In fact, most companies…show more content…
Because of the planting of GMOs in crops such as corn, helpful insects are killed and beneficial farmland is contaminated. Corporations are beginning to take over farmland and determining what we eat. The health dangers of GMOs are threatening to humans everywhere. I think GMOs should be prohibited from being processed in our foods. We as a nation need to prevent GMOs from becoming more widespread. The facts are present, genetically modified organisms are an enemy to the environment, animals, and
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