Pro Gmo Cons

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I. Summary
Since the 1990’s GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) has taken part in the agricultural industry. Genetically modified organisms are organisms (living things) in which DNA has been altered in a way in where mating and/or natural combination do not occur naturally. GM foods are produced for durability, quality, and nutritional value. GMOs help resist plant diseases caused by insects or viruses or tolerance to herbicides. Many of the food intakes in America contain GMOs. Pesticides that are added to the food and land is resulting in environmental health for civilians. The environmental issue that is being created by all the chemicals being sprayed into the air does not only affect our health, but the natural environment. One solution
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As stated before, the pros of GMOs is that more food can be produced and distributed, thus creating more profit for the economy. The population will not have to worry about running out of food. Although, GMOs will not be the solution to a hungry world; GMOs can only produce more food, but not end poverty and injustice. GMOs reduced the need for herbicides, the need of pesticides, reduced greenhouse emissions, and has the ability to manipulate foods to increase nutrients in food. The cons of GMOs are: health problems, environmental issues, along with other fears. GMO foods can present significant allergy risks to people, according to Brown University. Genetic modification often mixes or adds proteins that weren 't indigenous to the original plant or animal, causing new allergic reactions in the human body. (Duvauchelle) Another concern is that modifying genes can cause a super weed that is resistance to herbicides, making it harder for unwanted grass to be eliminated. Along is the environmental issue that GMOs is causing. Bees are dying at a quicker rate with the pesticides being set in place for GMOs. GMOs contain toxics that are targeting non-targeting organisms like: bees, butterflies, and birds. Bees can transport pesticides, herbicides, and DNA through the air into the environment. Once a plant is introduced in an agricultural environment, it is reasonable to assume it will become part of a …show more content…
Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. (Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious?) The cheap food that our government has pushed so hard to achieve, however, is cheap only Insofar as we ignore some of the true costs involved; costs such as the pollution of groundwater by runoff from giant feedlots and excessive use of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers; and the heavy use of antibiotics in high-confinement feeding operations that eventually makes those antibiotics less effective. (Ussery) Global sales of non-GMO food and beverage products will double to $800 billion by 2017, growth largely driven by demand in Europe and the US, according to a report by Packaged Facts published last month. (GMOs: the Future of Sustainable

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