Gmos Pros And Cons

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A genetically modified organism (GMO) is characterized as an organism that has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. These techniques use gene splicing to create transgenic organisms for better durability when encountering harsh weather, as well as extreme sustainability when faced with other factors of nature. Some claims suggest that gmos use less land for crops, have more nutrients, and have a faster and sounder production rate. However, despite these comforting traits regarding the creation of transgenic organisms, there is a dark side. GMOs are linked to very unsettling amounts of diseases, lack restrictions on regulations, and cause many problems that face farmers as well as the environment. Throughout history, adaptability …show more content…
Due to this, crops in America have been receiving more transgenic traits as the year’s progress. Unfortunately, American farmers are faced with either joining the movement, or sticking to what they know, and just like many other areas of work, things are becoming very competitive. “Industry giant Monsanto, for example, has sued more than 410 farmers in twenty-seven states, in some instances destroying multi-generational farms in the process.”(Johnson, 69). This doesn’t exactly seem like a company who cares about the individual much. Gmos have created a harmful situation to farmers due to the spread of pesticides and herbicides on non Gmo crops in the same way gene flow and cross pollination work. Now farmers are being sued because they are unaware there crops are genetically modified, and are either illegally making profit by selling their crops, or are aware their crops have been tampered with and cannot sell them, thus forcing farmers to sell their land and go out of business from lack of financial …show more content…
Some scientists claim there are many negatives to the topic, as well as many scientist supporting their claims trying pursued the positives to the topic. Furthermore, evidence and research point many different ways regarding human health affects and environmental concerns. However, is it worth the risk? Corporations like Monsanto, started out with noble intentions using a greatly innovative way of agriculture, but just like other past and present products in America, they are now starting to reveal harmful, unregulated, and devastating effects to societies around the

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