Essay Genetically Modified Crops

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A baker wakes up before dawn to start the run of wheat bread before the bakery doors open for business. A long haul trucker pulls into a truck stop to fill up his fuel tanks with biofuel, and a sugar plant operator in the United States is excited knowing the coming years the plant will have a new breed of sugar beet. This is all part of how genetic modified crops are being produce for human consumption. Genetic modified food crops have advanced agriculture fields to an all-time high. This advancement in genetic modified plants has offered the ability to use fewer pesticides, limit the amount of erosion from plowed ground, and control forbs in crops with herbicides knowing the crop will not die. I have read many of articles in farming, and …show more content…
What most nations have in place for regulation and restriction only benefits the major corporation and higher education facilities.
With the production of genetic modified food crops all over the world to help stop hunger and support consumer by-products the main supporters are large global conglomerate that only see one thing and that is dollar signs. A large percentage of these companies are based in North America. Many of these firms back higher education facilities to create the genetic modified food crops, because they have complete control on the research and development, and know there will be no surprise inspection from the government offices. In Scientific American Magazine, the editor wrote an article called, “Do Seed Companies Control GM Crop Researchers.” In this article the editor states, “agritech companies have given themselves veto power over the work of independent researchers.” In researching, I could find limited information on how the US Department of Agriculture FDA, or the EPA stands on genetic modified food crop restriction in college research centers.
The power these corporations have on the monopoly of food production, by-products, is beyond control of the general public. I remember hearing a story a few years ago, about a certain company utilizing the power of government courts on its’ behalf. The company was prosecuting farmers (B) who had land next to their research plots (A). The company was charging these

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