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By the year 2050 the world’s population will surpass 9 billion. To accommodate the new populace the world will have to double its food production (Tzotzos 5). Primary growth will occur in the urban areas, creating more pollution and leaving less usable land for food production. Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are the solution to feed the growing population because they require less land, less chemicals, more crop yields per acre, and can be altered to be more nutritious with medicinal uses. However the use of these new sciences are being fought in legislation and even banned in countries all throughout Europe. These super crop GMOs could be the answer to all the worlds food crisis’s by stabilizing and industrializing the food system and …show more content…
However, growing seasons in Africa are not ideal with acidic soils and constant plagues of plant eating insects, making it almost impossible for the populace to harvest enough crops to survive (Thomson XV). Sylvia Uzochukwu, a food microbiologist stated “Nigerian farmers who rely on crop rotation and other traditional farming techniques lose up to 30% of their crops…to pests”. The increased introduction of GMO seeds to countries such as Africa, would vastly improve food production and thus decreasing starvation and poverty in these countries. In 2010 over 90% of GM crops were planted by resource-poor farmers in developing countries such as Burkina, Africa which estimated GM crops benefited the economy by $100 million dollars per year (Adenle). These crops benefit not just the farmers themselves, but the country as a whole through increased profit which can be directly pumped back into the developing …show more content…
In the last decade the main argument in favor of modified crops was they costed less to buy the seeds, however, the demand for GM seeds has increased also increasing the price of theses seeds. GM corn can cost almost $150 more per bag than conventional seed, but can cut its losses later in the season with the reduced use of pesticides needed because the crops genes have been physically altered to resist pests (Johnson). Arguments against GMO states that the only people who profit off modified foods are the global leader in GM technology Monsanto. In spite of these claims many people actually financially benefit. Farmers capture between 5-40% of the profit while consumers get 6-60% and seed developers profit 10-70%. Consumers profit in the US are almost double other countries because GM food are sold for significantly less (Barrows

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