G. M. O-Free Foods Analysis

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G.M.O.s: The Best Possible Solution
While some people have already chosen their sides to either support or oppose Genetically Modified Organism (G.M.O.) food products, many are still weighing their pros and cons. In the article “Fears, Not Facts, Support G.M.O. - Free Food,” the author, Jane E. Brody, argues that a calm, collected look at the facts about G.M.O.s would help people realize its benefits to the society. The author mainly targets this article on changing the perspective of people who oppose G.M.O. crops. The author has fulfilled her purpose by representing G.M.O. in a positive way that shows that they are actually the best solution to deal with problems regarding increasing population and degrading environment. Brody begins the article referring to some statistics and laws about the ban of G.M.Os in some countries. The author writes, “G.M.O. labeling is already required in 64 countries, including those of the European Union; ... a number of countries in Africa, where despite rampant food scarcity and malnutrition,
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First, Brody highlights some effects of environmental degradation such as the difference in salt content in soil and drought. For example, the habitats of plants have changed so much that it delays their natural rate of growth (“Fears, Not Facts …”). However, she further describes that such conditions play no effect in G.M.O. crops because they contain devised characteristics of tolerance that ensure them to have a higher probability of long life and, thus, a better chance in a large production of food products. This is effective because Brody introduces some major environmental problems and its inevitable effect on plants. However, the author discusses how G.M.O. crops are different and not affected by such problems. This is effective because both the problems and solutions are laid out in the article. This helps readers to build a perspective on their

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