Essay about Government Spending Gone Awry

707 Words Nov 14th, 2016 3 Pages
We all have heard some ridiculous stories on the news of government spending gone awry. Spending cuts are made to fund unnecessary programs, meanwhile education and healthcare programs are lacking. This isn’t always the case, sometimes the programs are for our benefit. One program that has government spending backing it, is the research of GMO’s (genetically modified organisms), and the double edged sword this creates for consumers.
GMO’s are in virtually everything that is not certified organic in the United States. I was not even aware of what they were, until a few months ago my children were eating a box of Kellogg’s cereal and I was reading the back of the box. I was shocked to read that it was produced with partial genetic engineering. I was even more stunned to find out that the government has funded the research on genetic engineering, acknowledged that the engineering has been proven to cause cancer in test subjects, and has proceeded to get the stamp of approval from the government as safe to eat. Basically, what has happened is tax money is being spent to promote the farmers use of seeds from a corporation called Monsanto. According to the Monsanto website, they are interested in “helping farmers produce agriculture in a sustainable way” (Monsanto, 2016). This is kind of a joke, considering they are ruining food as we know it. The main point of all of this though, is why would the government feel this is a good way to spend our tax dollars? No one is…

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