Genetically Modified Crops

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For a majority of countries around the world, agriculture remains at the forefront of their economic stature. The portion of countries that have moved away from agriculture, tend to work on and improve manufacturing and technology-based businesses. Even though agriculture is not a priority amongst the job market in more developed countries, like the United States, it is still important due to being the most reliable source of food. So applying advancements to agriculture seems like a novel idea, and scientists started experimenting with the idea of genetically modified (GM) crops. GM crops have become more and more prevalent across developed countries, but other countries still have yet to see the improvements GM crops could make towards their development. By examining the benefits and questions GM crops have raised in the United States and non-developed countries, …show more content…
According to Laney (2010), farmers who have less income or who work for more independent markets would not be about to buy and grow GM crops. This point is generally true, and makes it a great point of discussion. A lot of farmers in less-developed countries are not wealthy enough, or do not have the resources to compete in the GM crop market. Another way to look at this point is to wonder if is there is a way to make GM crops more available? Laney gave an example for how economics has been effected by GM crops, and it showed the different ways the structure of agriculture could change. After reviewing a short list of already genetically-modified crops, companies supplying big farms with GM crops have not decided to make other crops with modified gene traits. The reasons for not doing so vary from not being able to afford it, the public approval for newly modified crops, or due to the size of the agricultural market (Laney,

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