Genetic Engineering: The Food Of Tomorrow

The Food of Tomorrow
Genetic Engineering has the ability to fix and prevent many injustices in our world, from nutrient deficiencies to genetic diseases. However, this useful method is being used harmfully. Not because what it allows for is inherently bad, but rather because it is being abused, which is often a byproduct of humanity. I am without question that Genetic Engineering could be something amazing, but only if humanity could remain moral. Since it 's not, at the very least people deserve to know what they are putting in their bodies. They deserve to make their own choice about the corporation that have produced the food they eat and let their children eat.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are produced by transferring genes from
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It can cost tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars to perfect a new GM crop. Not surprisingly, almost all GM crops currently released are produced by biotech corporations who are after the highest profit rate (Crook). Profit rate can be increased by decreasing production rate, large corporations do this by using the minimum amount of testing. Evidence has been found that there are real health risks associated with the GMO industry, mainly to do with the heavy reliance on chemicals that these modified crops depend upon. The pesticides from GMO plants are new to humans, and we can’t be sure how they will affect our bodies; however, we definitely do know that pesticides (a term that includes herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides) are linked to cancer, neurological diseases, and a number of other very serious health concerns (GMOs). One such example is the fact that over 80% of all GMOs around the world are engineered for herbicide tolerance and, as a result, usage of toxic herbicides such as Monsanto’s Roundup has increased by 15 times (Karim). GMO seeds are also responsible for the rise of “super weeds” and “super bugs” which can only be destroyed with even more toxic poisons (Karim). Not surprisingly, the corporations that are pushing GMOs are the same ones who produce the chemical products that GMO crops rely upon. According to Karim, Monsanto a large …show more content…
Human insulin, for instance, has been grown in GM yeast for decades, improving and even saving the lives of many individuals with diabetes. However, as it is evident today under corporations, ordinary working people have no control over how this technology is used (Karim). Corporation use

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