Argumentative Essay On Genetically Modified Foods

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Register to read the introduction… In 1798 Thomas Malthus predicted that the Earth could not provide enough food to sustain its exponentially growing population. Mathematically his theory was correct, but Malthus did not foresee the great increase in food production efficiency that occurred in the early 19th century during the Industrial Revolution. The problem, however, arose again in the mid 1900’s. Paul Ehrlich wrote The Population Bomb in 1968, in which he describes the mass starvation of people that would occur in the near future due to overpopulation. "The battle to feed humanity is over. In the 1970s, the world will undergo famines. Hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. Population control is the only answer" (Ehrlich 35). Fortunately, his prediction also failed to come true and there has been no need to turn to population control. This was mainly due to another advancement in technology known as the Green Revolution. The Green Revolution was scientists developed several high-yielding varieties of wheat that could be grown in large quantities in Asia, and created synthetic fertilizers that boosted crop production even more …show more content…
It is clear that there is an imminent food dilemma, and scientists may have found the answer to it. The problem is that there are a great number of people who are wholeheartedly against the idea of genetic modifications, and they want scientists to come up with a different solution. There may not be a different solution to the problem, and there is no reason why scientists should not at least be given the opportunity to explore all of the possibilities. “If you have organizations that attempted to victimize people for trying new things in agriculture then they're destined to put agricultural industries at a great disadvantage” (Reading). The entire agricultural is not allowed to be optimized because of potential risks that may not even exist. Technological progression should not be halted just because some people feel uncomfortable with it. The organic food will always be there for those who refuse to eat the altered

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