Gmos Should Be Banned In Africa

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Different countries have gotten involved in trying to fix the problem, but nothing that has been done so far has worked. Most of what has been done to this point in order to make GMOs more widely accepted in Africa is the introduction of GM crops and food products. There has been colossal amounts of food and money attempted to be donated in order to address the hunger problems in Africa. Large amounts of this food has been genetically modified in some way, which could have extinguished significant amounts of the fear in Africa, but most of this food has been rejected. The United States donated genetically modified corn, but despite all of the starving people, this corn sat and rotted in warehouses(Masci). Another tactic to promote these GMOs …show more content…
The first step to solving this problem is to make sure the spread of negative propaganda and conspiracy theories about GMOs are put to rest. These things are the origins of all of the widespread fear of GMOs in Africa. In order for this to happen, European countries need to become more acceptant of GM products. This will show the countries in Africa that these crops and products are safe. If Europe starts to accept GMOs more, the economic danger of farming GM crops in Africa will also be eliminated. As Africa starts to farm GMOs, the terrible effects such as starvation and malnutrition will start to reduce and possibly disappear. In order to make GMOs accepted in Europe however, there needs to be higher quality proof that they are safe, and there needs to be an abundance of it. GMOs must pass through more stringent testing procedures, and this needs to be known worldwide. Some people are never going to approve of GMOs, so in some cases labeling all GM products may be necessary in certain areas. As African countries are able to choose whether or not to farm GMOs without negative economic consequences, they will start to benefit financially as more food will be available for export. There will also be more food available for the general population in these countries. Only certain African countries will embrace GMOs immediately, but a domino effect will …show more content…
The availability of food is one problem which can be fixed through the use of GMOs in Africa. People in various areas from all around the world are uncomfortable with the idea of altering the DNA of an organism. Although the technology is new, it is not dangerous, and it does not pose a risk to the health of humans or the environment. This technology has unfathomable potential, and the sooner the world realizes this, the sooner people will stop starving to

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