Genetically Modified Organisms

Detrimental for the World

Pollution for Our Environment

The use of GMOs typically utilizes herbicides and pesticides. The use of such chemicals can prove very detrimental to the environment, as the chemicals sink into the soil and mix into runoff water. The contaminated runoff then collects in a river or lake, providing hazards to the many species of water life living in them. Traditional farming does not utilize this, and can prove a better alternative.

Superpests and Superweeds

The use of chemicals with GMOs also can hurt the environment in another way. Although herbicides and pesticides are used to kill off any weeds or pests that may contaminate the plants, they could eventually lead to the creation of chemical-resistant bugs and weeds. These "superpests" and "superweeds" could then wreck havoc on crops everywhere. Traditional farming does not pose the risk of creating such elite types of pests, and is much safer.

Increased Allergies

The use of GMOs can also provide great allergy risks to people. The modification of genes in plants adds different nutrients and proteins that were not originally there, posing risks of allergies to people. Genes from other organisms are also mixed into those of the plants, also increasing the chance of allergic reaction to the food. Although more nutrients are present in GMOs, the increased health risks make it an unsafe option compared to traditional farming.