The Pros and Cons of Genetically Modifying Food Essay
Opposing the vegans’ perspective,in the future GMOs could eventually be the only alimentary resources humankind would be able to consume. If we were to cultivate “today’s current food yield using the technology from the 1960s, mostly "organically", we would have to cultivate an additional 3 billion acres, the size of two South Americas” and in addition we would need more grass to feed animals (Calandrelli). We would be living in a ‘perfect world’, everyone eating fresh, locally grown organic food, but with the growing population we face today, this would be exorbitantly expensive. “Those over the age of 45 have already witnessed the world population double in their lifetime” (Calandrelli). The global population will continue to rise and according to the United Nations News Centre, the worldwide residents will reach 9.6 billion by 2050 ("UN Report"). The escalation in the universal populace will only result to the rapid depletion of our natural land resources. Land cannot increase any further and with the amount of infrastructure built over the last 100 years, farmland has rapidly shrunk. Genetic engineering is the only way food industries will be able to sustain our food demands with the little soil they have for cultivation.
Although ideologies play a role in individuals’ views