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.
Along with good health comes disadvantages of buying organics. It takes more land to product the same number of crops, and it takes more of the farmers time, not to mention the cost of producing organics. Without preservatives more food goes to waste, thus decreasing supply and increasing
Drought and extreme weather conditions cause the drying up of crops and warmer climates also increase the breeding of insects, pests and diseases causing lower crop productivity. Crop yields decline while the demand for food continues to increase and this shows that the rain fed agricultural system is not efficient and effective. What therefore can be solution to ensure Africa has food security and is able to feed her people? I believe GMO crops offer a solution to this problem that has been facing Africa for many years. GMO crops are those whose genes have been artificially altered to modify their characteristics in some way or another (Health and Safety Executive, n.d).
It resulted in a major increase of food supplies. Documents 1and 2 both prove this by directly showing how the food supply has increased. Wheat yields have been steadily increasing in both Mexico and India (doc 1). The United Nations have also concluded that the general food supply and population on the worldly scale has increased and should continue to do so (doc 2). The Green Revolution also brought about many lifestyle changes to occur.
With the population growing at a fast rate land for farming is quickly disappearing and the need for more food is quickly rising. This is when the new technologies are coming into play and helping conventional farmers meet the demand. One technology that is making a huge difference in farming today is Genetically Modified Organisms(GMO’s) which is a technology that has been around for years but is always changing to adapt to the ever changing environment. As the food demand is increasing the yields have to increase as well because low yields will not produce the amount the world needs. This high yielding process is helping the world because as Joel Bourne states "High-yield agriculture is already saving 10 million square miles per year of global wildlands" that solves a problem of deforestry.
Today GMOs make up more than 80% of processed food in the U.S. This creates high risks in allergies due to the fact that GMOs impair human digestion, resulting in the human body to become sensitive and allergic to a variety of foods (Smith). Therefore, the ban of GMOs can actually improve the overall standard of living for many people with prominent allergies that affects their day to day lives. It has also been proven that health issues, like allergies, can be caused by the large quantity of Roundup used on GM crops that the average consumer is actually digesting into their
In the early 1990s, a plant biologist was busy making genetically modified plants (often called GMOs for genetically modified organisms) as part of the research that led to his PH.D. Into these plants we were putting DNA from various foreign organisms.such as viruses and bacteria. Another reason was that we hardly imagined That GMOs like ours would be grown or eaten. Engineering can also eliminate seeds and produce a longer shelf life, which allows for the”safe” transport to people in countries. By doing this some of the consumers can be easy to catch a new disease or get even sickly with the pesticide and
In 1996, GMOs were introduced to farmers with the top selling point being that these new crop varieties would reduce the use of pesticides (Ganzel, 2009). Genetic engineering made crops containing certain genes that did the job of certain herbicides and pesticides reducing the need for most pesticides and herbicides (Ganzel, 2009According to (2017), “the adoption of GE crops resulted in pesticide use reduction of 46.4 million pounds in 2003. Globally GE crops have reduced pesticide spraying (1996—2011) by 9%, or 975 million pounds.” ). This benefit of pesticide reduction has since continued extending the benefits of GMOs to the environment. Through pesticide reduction, less water is needed decreasing our environmental footprint
Giving them the nutrients that they need to grow in conditions that most plants can’t live in, while not causing harm to physical and environmental health. They are wrong. GMOs do more harm than good. GMOs increase the use of dangerous chemicals, GMOs are not labeled, and we do not need GMOs to feed the world. Obviously, GMOs should be illegal.
GM foods can play a positive role to overcome the food shortage problem at world level. 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
The prices of the crop would be lower as well since there would be a larger yield. An example of this is corn, a common GMO. The manipulation of genes that have formed genetically modified corn has allowed it to become widely available to consumers because of its increase in numbers and decrease in price. If the genetically modified strain of cabbage would be more expensive, the economy and social aspect would be affected in a negative way since people would be unable to afford it and would no longer be able to eat cabbage. The final factor that would need to be taken into consideration is the environmental impact of a GMO.
So when I say that some gmos are bad I mean some people get reactions from the foods that have been modified with certain things to make it last longer or something of the sort. So gmos are really nothing new at all really because they have been around for a long time. “GMOs have actually been in our food supply for more than 20 years” (Piedmont). So there could be a risk, but when it comes down to it you could be eating a food that is considered a genetically modified food every day, but it 's not like is makes a difference because you wouldn 't even know if the food you 're eating is modified. So that 's another really important part of gmos to remember, but what are they doing to the foods that makes it sound so abnormal to people?
It would be better to cut out FODMAPS and see the benefits of cutting those from your diet. Overall the gluten free diet appears to be a trend popularized by celebrities and being criticized by others. While some can report experiencing more energy and a better quality of life it can still be criticized as another trend. Those who suffer from Celiac Disease are able to have a better quality of life due to the new products that advertise being gluten free, however going gluten free is not necessary to live a healthy lifestyle if you are not suffering from a health problem related to
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
Genetically modified foods have been receiving a lot of unjustified hate from the media recently. This is unjustified because GM foods are superior for three main reasons; They produce far more food than un-altered crops, the negative environmental impact is decreased, and the overall quality of GM foods is increased. This should be far more than enough to debunk the myths of GM foods being bad. The consumer, being anyone from an industrial farmer to a small family, can rest assured buying, eating or growing