We are not only killing ourselves but our planet too. With the creation of these modified foods and pesticides there is an emergence of new super bugs and super weeds which is threatening our crops and foods. Our farmers are having to increase they’re uses of pesticides and could potentially have to create an even stronger pesticide adding to the problem. In a study conducted in Japan it was proven that there is no way to keep the GM plant from cross contaminating our organic farms and plants. If we can’t keep up our crops healthy and clean we are eventually going to kill ourselves off and kill off our whole planet.
Moreover, when it comes to more modern application such as agriculture, Genetic Engineering is hailed as a blessing. Certainly, G.E. has the capacity the improve crops and animals by providing diseases resistance thus stopping the use of fertilizers and pesticides which contributes to a healthier environment. Indeed G.E. can play a major role in producing sustainable agriculture. The can to a great extent provide job security job security, dissipating the problem of famine in the various part of the
Documents 5,6,7, and 9 all illustrate some type of social changes that were caused by the green revolution. This revolution brought about many new technological changes and these changes led to competition between farmers to see who was better (doc 5). Another lifestyle change that was caused by the Green Revolution was an increase in incomes, which had caused further consequences. For example, at one point in history, there was need of cash incomes so that fertilizers and seeds could be payed for. This led to women having to work as agricultural laborers so families were able to reach their income goal.
Norman Borlaug changed the way the world ate, and saved many lives by doing so. Saving lives comes at a cost unfortunately and his work had undeniable damage to the environment and farmers. Although he caused damage, his good-doings over shined the damage and he received a well deserved Nobel Peace Award. He made huge advances in the science world by creating a way to feed the world. Advances like these also changed the world because it helps inspire other scientists and food scientists to make more scientific advancements.
The graph in document 1, a food/population report by the UN, shows a direct relationship between a growing population and the amount of food supply. This rapid increase is made possible by Norman Borlaug's genetically modified crops that made more food on less land and were able to fight off plant diseases. Document 2, a speech given by a president Truman to the struggling citizens, says that many people in a food crisis are in misery and would do anything to escape it. This is fuel for the Green Revolution and its colossal effects on human’s food supply. Document 7 contradicts this thesis because it states that the people who experienced its effects thought it was a contamination to their culture and natural way of life.
Science has enabled us to thrive in a world where change is a must if an organism wishes to live. It has allowed for us to bend and twist the world at our feet, even having enough strength to repel the touch of death. Genetic engineering is the next scientific advancement that will stand close in the near future. It has the capability of modifying the food production process, elimination of diseases and disorders, and the guarantation of the best traits in an organism.
being used in the traditional foods, but not in organics, but then those chemicals used in the traditional foods are said to be safe for human health. People are beginning to realize as the demand for food has increased with the population growth, so has the use of chemicals fertilizers antibiotics and hormones by farmers and livestock growers. The consumption of produce and meat, grown with the use of these means has led to the increase more diseases and cancers. People are beginning to believe that the only way to have a healthy
LITERATURE REVIEW Inorganic fertilizers provide rapid nutrition and give plants with the nutrients needed to grow healthy and strong. Inorganic fertilizer, also called as synthetic fertilizer, is manufactured artificially and contains minerals or synthetic chemicals and it is which help a plant to grow faster. Effective use of Inorganic Fertilizers Effectiveness in using these chemicals has good and bad effects on the environment especially on the health of a human being. Fertilizer has turn into essential to modern agriculture to feed the growing population.
Furthermore GM foods are now cheaper than organic foods so GM foods are easily accessible for poor individuals. There are also fewer evidences which show that genetically modified foods are harmful for our environment and our health. So based on these facts I believe that GM foods are good for us and we should promote the production of GM
Genetic engineering is one of the most controversial issues in the society. People say that it will improve people’s lives and to me is very true and some people say that it will be a threat to life on earth which is also true. To expand this thought, here is what I have to say. Apiece of human cell holds an enormous storeroom of genetic information in a quantity of genes. The techniques of genetic engineering let scientists to discover specific genes, to eradicate any one of those genes from an organism’s chromosome, to duplicate or make a big number of matching copies of that gene, to scrutinize a replica in detail, to transform it, and to reinsert it into the genetic bits and pieces of the being from which it was consequent or into the
By genetically modifying foods, scientists are able to create products with better nutritional values, flavors, and textures. As stated in “Genetically Modified Foods,” “Regular rice is not very nutritious, so scientists have genetically modified rice plants.” The modified plants produce proteins that give rice additional iron and vitamins. Essentially, there are many benefits when particular crops are altered, which strongly contradicts Hawthorne’s view of scientists. In both “The Birthmark” and “Rappaccini’s Daughter”, scientists attempt to control nature resulting in severe consequences.
Although the list of advantages for selective breeding is boundless, there are a long list of disadvantages. With mutations comes the risk of new diseases as well as other health affects. Some health affects may skip the plant and affect those around it such as humans or other organisms that consume the plant. Genetically altering a plant can lead to shorter life spans as well as the ruining of the fruits made by the plant. A less extreme but still unsatisfying loss could be a poor tasting crop or one that may decay much faster.
This new wheat species helped Mexico to become self-sufficient and made it no longer necessary to import from other places. This wheat was cheaper to grow, grew faster than ordinary wheat, and made it unnecessary to use fertilizers. After, using the “new seeds and productive methods of the Green Revolution, many third world countries have become food exporters, altering world trade patterns of crucial interest to the United States” (“THE GREEN REVOLUTION BEARS FRUIT”). The Green Revolution not only helped some countries to become self-sufficient, it also helped some countries to be trade partners with the U.S. The U.S. helped them in a time of need and received a surplus amount of trade in