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Shaun Chandler

Mrs. Sefchick

Global Perspectives

January 12, 2018

To what extent are GMOs good for you and the


People wonder if GMOs are good for the human
body and economically for the world. Studies have shown that GMOs have influenced
us and negatively affected the world’s economy. What really is the big deal
about GMOs? Why did we decide to alter organisms by increasing their size? First
of all, GMOs are genetically modified organism that will make anything that a
farmer produces in to a bigger and juicier form that farmers cannot produce. Scientist
had the need to use such genetics to increase our food size. Most people love to
eat and genetically modifying our foods will allow people to enjoy the foods
they like more. World hunger is still a problem in third world countries and in
the US. It was starting to get harder to feed everyone, but now that scientist
are able to insert genes into farmers crops it might be easier to feed the people.
How come more and more countries are starting to ban the use of GMOs if they
help feed the people in the world? The major issues are environmental and our
health. GMOs can really mess up the soil and prevent farmers from growing
organic foods again because of all the chemicals that GMOs produce, which was
inserted into the ground and highly affected the natural process to grow crops.
From experience, I never consumed genetically modified foods or know someone
that consumed GMOs. However, I heard they can be capricious to animals, plants,
and our soil. GMOs can increase the chances for cancer by consumption. It would
easier for a mammal to receive cancer or such disease. Therefore, plants also
pollute the environment because of all the chemicals that are used to grow
GMOs, not only does it pollute the environment but in fact they also drain the
soil and the minerals that are inside of the soil. For instance, once a GMO is
planted, that area and some parts around it becomes toxic and it is very
threatening to other living organisms if they encounter genetically modified
foods with consumption.


Genetically modified foods benefit farmers
because they reduce the need of pesticides and herbicides. Making the plants
able to grow without disruption or disturbance by any other organism. A UK
report states, “Crop biotechnology has reduced pesticide spraying by 503
million kg of pesticide active ingredient applied to arable crops in the EU 27
for nearly two crop years.” Furthermore, the reduce of pesticide and herbicide has
decreased further damage to the environment. This is a strength for farmers
because they can have more GMO crops to produce crops for consumers which will
help small farmers that might be struggling in business or in any other situation.
Reducing the need of pesticides and herbicides is very helpful for some farmers
which allows extra money in their pockets for other needs or wants. Farmers are
using less but saving more by using genetically modified foods. It is a win,
win for the producers because they are using less and gaining more while saving
money. Likely, reducing the input of insect resistance is a huge benefit
because it will less likely destroyed farmers crops. It is a major advantage,
according to the source, “18 million farmers globally who plant GMOs is the
ability to successfully grow crops with fewer inputs.” GMOs help increase crop
yields tremendously. This source history is updated and
reliable. The source knows what they are talking about because it suggests
what the future would be like with GMOs. The people who wrote the source have
Ph. D’s and are scientist or independent experts. This source is neutral, it
goes both ways.


Even though GMOs reduce pesticides and
herbicides and increase crop yield, they are harmful to the environment and
GMOs can deregulate the way our bodies function. Numerous health problems
increased after GMOs were introduced. According to the Academy of Environmental
Medicine (AAEM) they urge doctors to prescribe non-GMO diets for all patients. “The
percentage of Americans with three or more chronic illnesses jumped from 7% to
13% in just 9 years, disorders such as reproductive disorders, digestive
problems.” This weakness affects the way many will think about using GMOs. GMOs
have also become long term in the human body. They can leave material inside
humans and can possibly mess up how the body functions of a human works.
However, it is not only humans. Studies shown that animals who have been tested
on also been affected by the use of GMOs. Some animals could have damaged
organisms or immune disorders and other outcome that can corrupt their body. Evidently,
when DNA is inserted into genetically modified foods, it can convey into the
DNA of bacteria living inside us. More poisonous substances can be insecticide
produced by GM corn. This was also found in the women and their unborn fetuses.
This source was made on August 2011. I would confirm this to be somewhat
reliable. Some of the things on this source may be false or true. I can see
what position the source is on. They believe that GMOs are bad for the world
and will negatively affect the world. This source is against confidently GMOs.


GMOs help the Earth in a way that humans will
not destroy it. Nevertheless, GMOs reduce greenhouse emissions which will decrease
global warming and would less likely be a major issue in the future. Today,
scientist are trying to find different ways to reduce greenhouse gases. This
also is a strength for GMOs because they require less plowing for the farmers
and little to no need for the use of fossil fuels. Farmers are able to use less
land with GMOs than organic crops. Another green light for GMOs is that they
increase yield so it’s a win, win. Farmers will be able to produce more with
less land. Unlike organic crops, GMOs can copy foods and provide more nutrients
inside them. Why is this a positive? Well this can increase the production rate
to make more food using less and receiving more. It will also help third world
countries in the need. There are more ways to grow crops. For example, January
1, 2001 genes from Arabidopsis is put into tomato plants so they are able to
grow in salty areas. Dr. Lemaux states “the nutritional value of GMO foods is
tested and compared against non-GMO foods. Numerous studies have shown no
nutritional differences between commercially available GMO and non-GMO foods.”
I researched that low linoleic acid canola oil can reduce its Trans-fat content
because of GMOs. This source history is updated and reliable. This source knows
what they are talking about, they should be trusted because most of the experts
have some type of relations with biotechnology. This source is more for than
against GMOs.


It is good that GMOs use less land to produce
the same amount of foods. Unlikely, GMOs can contaminate the soil. GMOs
pollinate seeds and it can spread to other seeds that mess up the soil. It is
nearly impossible to clean up. They pollution from GMOs will outlast the
effects of global warming and the impact will be huge, threatening the health
of future generations. Likewise, GMOs contamination can cause economic losses
for organic and other non-GMO farmers who struggle to keep their crops pure. It
sucks how technology has changed the way humans think. There used to be a lot
of slogans or sayings of “go green” now some do not hear it as often. It is
unnatural to see that humans are destroying what was created for them by using
genetically modified foods. It is harming the Earth and is life threatening.
Genetic engineering creates dangerous side effects. By mixing the genes from
unrelated species can be unpredictable for the future. Creating a GM plant can
produce new toxins and nutritional deficiencies. This weakness is probably a
reason why, so many countries banned the use of GMOs. These bad effects from a
smart idea is way to harmful for humans. GMO crops can harm birds, insects,
amphibians, ecosystems, and soil organisms. They reduce bio-diversity, pollute
water resources, and they are very unsustainable. For example, Genetic modified
crops are eliminating habitat for butterflies, whose populations are down to
about or equal to half in the US. Roundup herbicides has been shown to cause
defects in amphibians, embryonic deaths and endocrine disruption, and organ
damage in animals even at a very low dose. Genetic modified crops has been
found growing wild in North Dakota and California, it is expected to pass on
its DNA’s on to weeds. This source may be reliable or may not because it was
made in August 2011. They are against the use of GMOs.


In conclusion, many people banal GMOs but do
they really know what it does. The way genetic modified goods are created
disrupts the DNA of a plant in unnatural ways. They remove a single gene
forcibly and insert it into another organism. Even though GMOs were tested to
be safe, I believe that the use of genetically modified crops will destroy the
nature of Earth and will eventually ruin life. It is a good idea but there are
just too many side effects that GMOs should not be allowed on farmer’s soil. It
is not just only humans GMOs affect, they also affect animals and plants. They
increase toxicity into the food supply and can be extremely dangerous to living
organisms. Pesticides and herbicides main objective is to kill unwanted plants
and insects. GMOs have a risk to increased cancer. There are also other health
issues I mentioned earlier such as autism, reproductive disorders, and
digestive problems. By using GMOs, we are putting our children and future
generations at risk. Yes, everyone’s research should be needed to explore this
issue further. Everyone’s idea will not be the same. For example, when some
people thought that the earth was in the center of the solar system, but the
sun is. It took everybody’s research to figure out that the sun is in the
center of the solar system. If we are going to continue to use GMOs, then
scientists should find ways to prevent most of these side effects. In fact,
scientist can find other ways to help make the growth of farmed goods bigger
and juicer. I think it is just better to have alternatives in case something
goes downhill. There is never an unlimited source unless it is managed
properly. For example, fresh water. There is only about less than or equal to
one percent of fresh drinking water on Earth. In Central Florida, water was
pumped down to the drain and Central Florida started to have an increase of
sink holes. In America people use too much gallons of water a day. Our natural
resources will eventually die out and there is no one else to blame but
ourselves for abusing and not managing them properly. There will be a scarce in
food on day, it just depends on how the society manages this resource. 


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