Essay on Genetically Modified Organisms ( Gmos )

1536 Words Oct 7th, 2016 7 Pages
“Today, two quite different ways of seeing the global food challenge are emerging as scientist, farmers, and engaged citizens struggle to answer the question: How will we feed ourselves?” (Lappe, 89)
As we move further into the 21st century, it is clearly becoming apparent that one of the greatest problems we will face as a species is the question of how we will manage to feed ourselves. At a time where the population is at the greatest it has ever been and growing, we have over 795 million people who suffer from not having enough food to lead a healthy active life (Hunger Statistics). With this in mind, one of the central controversies of the recent years has become the question of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), which hold the potential to offer a solution to this problem. They hold promise for a great many improvements to modern agriculture, including increases in hardiness, yield, quality and ability to deal with pests. They are not however, without significant concerns. Opponents of the technology site concerns for safety, reduction in diversity, and the power inequity created when the GMOs are exclusively controlled by massive corporations, among other issues. Their is no doubt that GMOs hold enormous potential as we move forward in an age when food is such an important issue, and it is in our best interest to determine now, rather than later, how best to treat this promising new technology.
To understand the separate views of this issue, it is first important…

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