This post is a response to discussion board for a College class.
It was titled: “GMO: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.” We were suppose to do some research on genetically modified organisms and look at both the pros and cons to Genetically Modifying your food. I personally thought that the consequences this could have were far greater than the positive outcomes anticipated.
Just my thoughts though!
We are supposed to look for the good and the bad to Genetically Modifying our food. To be honest the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear genetically modifying something is that is going to be ingested into my system all I can think is BAD! Why alter the course of Mother Nature and evolution? I do however understand that it is indeed a controversial argument and therefore I took time to genuinely indulge in some of the positives facts of genetically modifying food. As our population grows we need to be able to sustain society’s needs along with it, totally understandable. Their idea of making regular foods into super foods (Rice having more Vitamin A) is smart as well but genetically altering these foods when we don’t even know the long-term effects yet is crazy to me. With all of this negative research found in the test dummies they use and how it alters their immune systems, organs, life expectancy… All these negative results and we wonder why there’s so many new disease’s that are becoming uncontrollable, and what better way to counteract these MAN-MADE diseases than to create things called Vaccines where we genetically modify humans OURSELVES! To “build up” our immune system. I personally feel like this is all a scam to contribute to the growth of the government’s capital. Let’s genetically modify the food, which will create a domino effect of problems on the human body and eventually society, the more problems the human encounters the more money the government can make through the health care system. How do we know that the anticipated “Frost Resistant Strawberry” isn’t going to be what starts the outbreak of the next Epidemic?