Genetically Modified Farm Ethics And Ethics

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The debate on genetically modified organisms (GMO) have become a big topic in our society. The different sides of the issues are trying to determine if the use of GMOs are good or bad. That brings up the question what are the ethics and morals that we must face from the continued use of GMOs in our agricultural production.
Ethics in terms of philosophy is a study that focuses on what is morally right or wrong and what is good or bad. This discipline brings about many theories and principles on morality and what makes us human.
The ethical concerns that appear from the use of GM crops are: (1) moral concerns about the consequences of the modification or of the outcomes of GM crops in the environment, (2) moral concerns addressing the act of modifying the genome of plants, and (3) moral concerns addressing the actor’s character traits and attitudes affected by applying gene technology (Gregorowius, Lindemann-Matthies, & Huppenbauer, 2011, p.282).
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I do believe that their issue against Monsanto is justified as the company has done many sketchy things in the past, but I do not believe that should overshadow the good things GM crops provide.
My main concern is that people need to understand what they are supporting. I personally do not care about the issues of the GMO debates, but I dislike people who jump the bandwagon and say GMOs are bad without knowing if that is true or not. I support people being passionate in what they believe in, but they need to be educated on the issue and not spread lies or bad information to others who know nothing about GMOs. This just creates more issues and no solutions.
One way that could unite the public and the scientific community is to have studies that focuses on the ethical morals of GM crops and how people perceive it. This could help each community to understand each other and connect civilly on the issue of

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