GMO's: A safe and cheap alternative James Trinkle

"Genetically modified organism (GMO) foods are feared and hated by environmentalists and the public alike. Yet the scientific assessment of GMOs is remarkably different. Every major scientific evaluation of GMO technology has concluded that GMOs are safe for human consumption and are a benefit to the environment." - Ramez Naam

The idea that GMO's are not safe for consumption is simply not true. 88% of scientists believe genetically modified foods are safe.

Nothing about this Monsanto farm says unsafe to me.

The work of Monsanto has provided an alternative for families that struggled to afford food. The introduction of GMO's into our economy has lowered the price of food exponentially. Scientific innovation has always been apart of our culture, so the uproar now makes no sense.

Forty percent of the world's genetically modified (GM) crops are grown in the U.S., where Monsanto controls 80 percent of the GM corn market, and 93 percent of the GM soy market. Worldwide, 282 million acres are planted in Monsanto's GM crops, up from only 3 million in 1996.

I've had these bananas in my house for years, and I didn't even know that they were genetically modified. There is no taste difference, and the only difference between these and organic bananas is the amount of money in my pocket.

Sponsored by Monsanto

Works Cited:

Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele. "Monsanto's Cruel, and Dangerous, Monopolization on American Farming." The Hive. Vanity Fair, 31 Jan. 2015. Web. 29 Mar. 2017.

"Millions Against Monsanto." Millions Against Monsanto. Web. 29 Mar. 2017.

"Scientific Consensus on GMO Safety Stronger than for Global Warming." Genetic Literacy Project. 27 July 2015. Web. 29 Mar. 2017.

"Why Does Everyone Hate Monsanto?" Modern Farmer. 01 Apr. 2015. Web. 29 Mar. 2017.

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