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.
Now you may be wondering, that cannot be healthy, probably has excess amount of preservatives. This is not true. It has been genetically engineered to slow down the ripening through an enzyme. This helps prevent wastage, another problem in today's society. Overall, genetically modified organisms are portrayed by society has horrific mutated beings that cause horrible side effects.
In March, Whole Foods Markets announced that by 2018 all of their products that have been Genetically Modified will be labeled. This caused an uproar in Monsanto and other other companies involved in the the idea of Genetically Modified foods, and also grabbed much media attention.(Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods) “The Movements against GMO’s have caused widespread trouble for the corrupt corporations. “People against Monsanto” and even “PETA” have joined in the argument as well have opened the eyes of many people who normally buy these GM brand foods and deterred them away.” (Wohlers)
I am writing this letter in response to your recent article in Elite Daily regarding the safety of genetically modified organisms. The author. Amanda Jo, express her opposition to GMO’s, without authentic scientific evidence to back up the statements, by encouraging readers to avoid GMO’s because they killing us. Articles such this one that tell horrible myths about GMOs has resulted in people to fear genetically modified organisms without genuinely understanding what the are. In fact, when people hear the words “genetically modified” most people envision organisms that are harmful, instead of visualizing organisms that help improve our health and increase food production.
As there is more than 600 studies form many renowned research institutions, which prove the extensive safety of GM food. Furthermore, many scientists have pointed out that those scientific research that proves GM food is harmful has great flaws in the design of the experiment and the result is not accurate and fair to reflect the actual situation of GM food. Despite the fact that scientific evidence has once again proved GM food does benefit our world, the bulk of the wild debate is still centered around the fear and the lack of knowledge about GM technology, in which the concerns of GM food causing human health problems are usually baseless. It shows that science no later matters in this case: people’s fear and illiteracy have masked their objectivity towards GM food.
“Flowers for Algernon” Persuasive essay “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes is a science fiction story about a mentally impaired man who was given the chance to fix himself. Charlie Gordon, the mentally impaired man, should not have had the surgery done to him. The opportunist doctors did not care about Charlie, and only used him for their personal gain.
He created artificial life trying to explain how it originated. The cloned animals are another attempt to create artificial life, the experiments began in 1997 with Dolly the sheep. But the most common is the genetic manipulation trying to create new species or improve existing ones. Organisms genetically modified are called transgenic. Genetic manipulation has many benefits, improving crop is one of them.
The big risk involved in consuming products like the transgenic banana and tomato is that the side effects are unknown; therefore, if ever they are discovered in the future, the impact on human health will be permanent. Some traditional farming economies are destroyed by genetically modified products companies. Lastly, the big disadvantage of genetic engineering is the overwhelming ethical and moral objections. Similar to biotechnology reservations, manipulations of organisms’ genetic makeup is a play of God’s work and idea of the world that He created. Furthermore, with genetic engineering some very bizarre modifications have been made and many are worried about scientists going too far with altering the order of life because there are no restrictions to their work.
Scott Deeter was the president and CEO of Ventria Bioscience, a Sacramento, California-based biotechnology firm that developed an innovative process to produce pharmaceutical proteins in the seeds of genetically modified rice, which was used to create a medicine to lessen the severity of childhood diarrhea. However, Scott Deeter and Ventria faced many problems. One being that the company was unsuccesful in getting the California Secretary if Agriculture to grant them the necessary permits in order to plant the 120 acres of bioengineered rice to begin commercial-scale production. Another being that many different organizations opposed what they were doing, such as, environmentalists, food safety activists, consumer advocates, and rice farmers. There is also a risk of contamination, and genetically altered plant possibly cross-breeding with wild plants.
This idea emphasizes the abuse of science and technology in the novel that develops when the experiment concludes with Charlie deteriorating back to his original state due to unfinished research. “... humans should not try to attain knowledge, but rather that they should be conscious of the limitations of a purely intellectual approach to life.” (Telgen). Furthermore, this criticism reflects the boundaries of knowledge and intelligence Keyes explores, making a point against the abuse of science. Speaking out against the abuse of science in Flowers for Algernon is Fanny Girden, one of Charlie’s coworkers.
The tragedy of flaws Two tragedies, two stories of women who were in otherwise normal marriages. The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a short story about scientist named Aylmer who becomes obsessed with perfecting the beauty of his wife Georgiana (Nathaniel Hawthorne 113). Georgiana has a small birthmark on her cheek that resembles a small hand. Over time Aylmer’s negative reactions to the sight of the birthmark pushes Georgiana emotionally to give in and go through the dangerous process of it’s removal, which ultimately cost Georgiana her life. The story of an Hour by Kate Chopin is about a woman Louise who has a heart condition and is married to a man named Brently Mallard.