Essay on Genetically Modified Organism ( Gmo ) Sounds

1801 Words Dec 7th, 2016 8 Pages
Genetically modified organism (GMO) sounds like something out of a science fiction movie. Many Hollywood movies portray genetically modified food as a sort of “franken-food”. One memory that comes to mind is the ‘90s movies Good Burger where a family owned burger joint is nearly put out of business by a corporation that genetically modifies their meat. It isn’t until the consumers are made aware of these modifications that they become disgusted and decide to return to the family owned business. In a general sense this is where we are today with GMOs, but I believe blending science and agriculture doesn’t have to be an inharmonious combination.

GMOs offer many advantages over organic options such as increased yield, lower prices, fewer harmful pesticides, and protection from large scale crop epidemics. However, more recently, there has been formidable public backlash against the farming industry’s move towards this trend. It has spawned many popular brands such as Chipotle and Whole Foods to readily advertise the higher quality of their organic foods. Public outcry has led to government policies that wrongly hinder the growth of GMOs. I believe that genetically modified foods are the crops of the future. Yet, we must first change the negative attitudes associated with GMOs and push for less restrictive government legislation before we will be able to reap the benefits.

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