According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, around 84 percent of corn currently grown in the United States is non gmo corn, while 89 percent is genetically engineered for herbicide tolerance (Aldridge). Most American farmers prefer their crops to be genetically modified or engineered for herbicide tolerance because they would be using less energy by not spraying harmful chemicals into the air that kill off beneficial insects. There are three simple arguments to why GMO’s are helpful to our rapidly growing society: Farmers yields are better, they helps farmers use less energy and chemicals, and they are USDA approved.
Farmers yields are better
The world is growing at a rapid rate and the U.S needs new ways to feed the population. China has one of the largest populations and has decided to switch to genetically modified food. In China their yields were estimated to grow 10% when compared to when they grew non- genetically modified crops and they used 80% less pesticide chemicals, which helps their environment (Genetically Modified Food). The world is experiencing hunger; according to hunger statistics, every one in nine people do …show more content…
Whether farmers plant non GMO or GMO crops there are still many risks. In the long run, genetically modified organisms should be the way to go to provide us a brighter future. The USDA is working on doing more tests on genetically engineered organisms to keep humans and animals safe. Farmers would also use less pesticides and insecticides that leads to less chemicals in our atmosphere and would give farmers more freedom to adapt to new technology. GMO’s offer such great potential for our future and should be a must because it highers yields, helps farmers use less energy , and the USDA approves. Let us live life with food in our mouth and protect our environment by growing Genetically Modified