GMOs Should Not Be Banned

Why GMOs shouldn't get so much hate

The Vote to Ban GMOs Could Put a Complete Stop to Human Acceleration

There's been a lot of buzz about the vote to ban GMOs in the United States recently, and no wonder- the vote's going to take place in late April, pretty soon for us all. Last time the vote took place, it was nearly 50-50. Who knows what will happen next time. There's got to be some people who changed they're minds since then, which could mean that GMOs might be banned once the new law passes. We're here to convince our readers that GMOs should not be banned, for the reasons we will soon show.

So what are GMOs? How do they work?

GMOs are organisms that have been modified by humans on the genetic level. Generally a piece of DNA will be extracted from a different organism and put into a cell, which will make it bigger, more resilient, and overall more desirable. This is different from natural processes such as cross-reproduction because we are deciding what traits we want to put into the new organisms, and we are forcing the DNA into a cell, often using a virus. However, the viruses we use to get DNA into the cell aren't actually harmful- they're just a carrier to get the DNA where it needs to be.

GMOs are actually helping the environment

Using GMOs can help decrease climate change by requiring less fuel usage, and less need for fertilizer and other chemicals needed to spray crops and kill insects. As we all know, climate change and the destruction of the environment is a big problem, and so far we have not done much to significantly turn it around. Using GMOs can help us change the climate, hopefully for the better. Farming and factories are two main sources of global warming and reducing how much we use this heavy machinery. This could help preserve the environment and make the world a healthier place.

GMOs might solve world hunger

Genetically modifying plants and foods will produce more yields in less space, which means more food for the world. Having enough food to feed everybody in poverty, along with feeding everybody who gets enough can create a healthy lifestyle for everybody in the world, not just first world countries. Instead of redistributing our food, creating a not-quite-enough diet for everybody, we can give everybody as much food as they need to survive and live healthily. This can start rebuilding society to try to create a life for humans that’s healthier and happier where we can all live together without fighting over food and water. Also, since the population is rapidly increasing, we have more demand for food and growing more food in less living space means more room for houses and civilization to give the population growing room.

GMOs help the economy and provide job opportunities

Europe’s farmers, after not being allowed to grow GM crops, lost over 929 million euros that they would have made had they continued growing GM crops. In fact, most likely every popular company all over the world has shown an increase in income after they began growing GM crops, or showed a decrease in income after they were kept from/stopped growing GM crops. Genetically modified crops produce much more yield to sell without planting any more plants. They’re also much more desirable to the buyers, since they’re free from blemishes or small animal bites. Farmers recieving more money will produce more crops, which means more food for us, and more money in the circulation.

Citations

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Can GM Crops Help the Fight against Climate Change?" Europabio. Web.

"How Do Farmers Benefit from Growing GM Crops?" Europabio. Web.