Essay about Genetically Modified Organisms ( Gmos )

832 Words May 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
During the last decade Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) have increasingly become a topic of mixed viewpoints. Do GMOs actually help or are they harming our ecosystem? Scientists and large corporations attempt to persuade consumers to support their conflicting perspectives. Regardless of the studies, the world continues to face a high probability of food scarcity. Companies like Monsanto, lead efforts to industrialize and streamline our food source, but many argue that it is at the expense of safe, healthy food choices for consumers. Additionally, many argue that Monsanto controls almost all seed patents and are pushing small farmers out of business leaving few alternatives to GMO foods. Ultimately, the world continues to populate at a record pace and food remains a life necessity, but can consumers trust GMOs or are misconceptions and scare tactics going to cause deaths in poverty stricken regions? Nathanael Johnson, a writer for Grist Magazine, argues that both sides of the GMO fight are disagreeing for irrelevant reasons. He believes that each side has taken an all or nothing stance comparing “apples and oranges.” On the contrary, Joel Edwards, a writer for Natural News, disagrees and believes that studies currently provide information performed by Biotech companies and the industry itself. He doubts Biotech funded research provides reliable information and that independent studies show the conflicting argument and are studied longer than their counterparts.…

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