GMOs In Tobacco

By: Jackson Carr

90% of tobacco is genetically modified

Tobacco farmers are spraying up to ten times as many pesticides, like Roundup, on their tobacco crops. The increased amount of chemicals mixing with a smoker's lungs causes their addiction to become even more powerful, making it even harder to quit smoking.

Killing beetles, weeds, worms and humans for profit

The gentically modified tobacco industry's main goal is to get as much profit as possible. They don't care about the health of humans. They also want to kill the bugs that feed on the crop so they can sell as muchh of the crop as possible. It's legal to "slow-kill" people in the U.S. with tobacco because people who consume it know the risks but most people don't know exactly how dangerous the gm tobacco really is.