Genetically Modified Organisms ( Gmo ) Essay

1034 Words Oct 19th, 2015 5 Pages
By the year 2050 the world’s population will surpass 9 billion. To accommodate the new populace the world will have to double its food production (Tzotzos 5). Primary growth will occur in the urban areas, creating more pollution and leaving less usable land for food production. Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are the solution to feed the growing population because they require less land, less chemicals, more crop yields per acre, and can be altered to be more nutritious with medicinal uses. However the use of these new sciences are being fought in legislation and even banned in countries all throughout Europe. These super crop GMOs could be the answer to all the worlds food crisis’s by stabilizing and industrializing the food system and should remain legal in the US. The common use of GMOs could be particularly beneficial to developing countries such as Africa in which the people rely mainly on personal food production for survival. However, growing seasons in Africa are not ideal with acidic soils and constant plagues of plant eating insects, making it almost impossible for the populace to harvest enough crops to survive (Thomson XV). Sylvia Uzochukwu, a food microbiologist stated “Nigerian farmers who rely on crop rotation and other traditional farming techniques lose up to 30% of their crops…to pests”. The increased introduction of GMO seeds to countries such as Africa, would vastly improve food production and thus decreasing starvation and poverty in these…

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