Genetically Modified Organisms Argument

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All the world, there is a controversial debate about genetically modified organisms. Today’s food production uses GMOs, which are “genetically modified organisms that have genes copied from other organisms” (Jalonick). The way this happens is genes from another organism have been taken and injected into an organism that is being grown. The United States has initiated in moving forward with this idea. With there being an abundant amount of people born globally, scientists’ are trying to find a sufficient way to grow food without countless products spoiling. With there being many debates, such as genetically modified organisms are bad for people and more chemicals are being used than on organic products, about genetically modified organisms more …show more content…
Many people disagree with genetically modified organisms because people want more of the organic food. Michelle Kim interviewed Christopher Barnett, he is against people consuming genetically modified organisms. In the interview he states that “....cheap commodity crops like corn and soybeans are not providing the nutrients that hungry people need”. While this may be true not everyone is eating corn and soybeans all of the time, also there are other genetically modified foods other than the corn and soybeans. While some people may intake genetically modified food, others may not and that is perfectly okay. Critics may also argue that yields of organic produce and meat are higher than the yield of genetically modified organisms. In April Davila’s article, "Can We Feed Our World Without Monsanto?", a woman stated that, “organic gardening test sites in Ethiopia produced significantly higher yields from every crop tested than those that have been genetically modified.” (Edwards). If this is true, there is a larger yield of organic food in Ethiopia, then why are people still starving? Why are people still wondering where one is going to get the next meal from? This is so because many countries have banned genetically modified organisms from being in the …show more content…
In the article "Can We Feed Our World Without Monsanto?" written by April Davila it states that “studies have blamed damage to the kidneys, livers, and reproductive systems of lab mice on diets containing Monsanto’s genetically modified organisms” (Davila). What may be true for one mouse may be different from another. While test labs are made up of 95 percent of lab mice/rats there is little consistency in test that are practiced on the animals. So, with this being said, the same results could possibly not be true for humans since there is not a consistency throughout the studies. One critic from the article “Debate: Should We Genetically Modify Food?” Charles Benbrook, stated, “widespread use of crops have lead to an increase in herbicide and pesticide resistant weeds and insects”. Farmers and other growers do use herbicides and pesticides to decrease the amount of insects and weeds that are around their cash crops. By growers using chemicals to protect their products/plants it is evident that by using this method more food will be provided for future

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