Genetically Food And Economic Issues Of India Essay

725 Words Nov 10th, 2014 3 Pages
In the article “Technology Won’t Feed the World’s Hungry,” Anuradha Mittal discusses the problems with genetically engineered food and economic issues of India. Mittal argues genetically modified food is not a solution to global hunger, because world hunger is an economic problem. I disagree, because GMOS can cure world hunger. The world is becoming more educated and tolerant of genetically modified food, such that any health concerns about GMOS are outweighed by the benefits. There are various kinds of GMOS, however I will be discussing GMOS as it relates to agriculture needs. Genetically modified organism is a product of genetic engineering of plant and animals which doesn’t occur naturally. There are many methods of GMOS but polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is the most common. During the PCR method the DNA strands are broken apart and divided down the middle forming exact copies of the opposite side of the DNA (Environmental Encyclopedia).GMOS are prevalent in the United States. More than half of the U.S farmland is used for GMOS crops, including majority of soybeans and over 70 percent corn (Price 681).
There are many opposition to GMOS food. In, "Genetically Engineered Foods Should Be Labeled," Jessica Emerson argues genetically modified food can harm the environment. She list the potential problem being damage to wildlife by adding foreign genes to plants. Emerson also describes unknown toxins, and harmful resistance to herbicides and pesticides creating super weeds.…

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