Genetically Modified Food Shortage

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With the ever-growing world population, food shortage has been an immense obstacle many developing countries are facing. Genetically modified food has addressed the complication and has been widely incorporated into the basic human diet. Although genetically modified foods supports the thriving human population, genetically modified food labelling and production should be extensively regulated by the U.S government to protect the public health, the environment and farmer’s sovereignty. First, GM organism are inorganic and poses risks to human health. Genetically modified products are synthesized in laboratories with toxic chemicals, and it adversely affects the human genome. Genetic modification uses recombinant technology extensively, in which DNAs from two different species is joined together. Through recombinant technology, genetic engineers infuse desirable traits into organisms …show more content…
GMOs has depleted the market for agriculturalists. GMOs are priced unreasonably, and “a bag of GMO seeds can cost up to $150 per bag” (Cassidy). In developing countries the GM seeds are escalating in prices dramatically. In Roseboro’s article, he renounces the generalized idea that GMOs eradicate poverty in developing countries, and emphasizes in reality GMOs are expensive for farmers in the third world. In a survey conducted by Consumer International in the Philippines, around 270,000 farmers who were forced to grow GM seeds needed up being in debt (Roseboro). Around 250,000 peasant farmers have committed suicide in India since 1998 because of the excessive debt the farmers are drowned in (Roseboro). The evidence shows that in developing countries the GM seeds are expensive and many farmers commit suicide from the colossal amount of debt. Through a Gates Foundation-funded study, it was concluded that conventional crossbreeding was effective and cheaper in optimizing corn yield than genetic modification

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