GMO - Logan.E
GMO - Logan.E
Helps world hunger
Gives food to people who can't afford organic food
795 Million people suffer from undernourishment around the world today.
Productivity in Africa can go up 1.5 times using GM seeds
Saves Farmers lots of money
They don't have to buy Insecticides
Farmer's saved over 7 billion dollars last year from GMO's
Saved a species of Fruit/Vegetables
It saved the Hawaii Papaya fruit
The Papaya fruit saved people in Hawaii from the ringspot virus
GMO potatoes take out the acrilimide which is a toxic chemical
Golden rice has more Vitamin A
GMO's are not labeled
People are scared because they do not know what they are eating
Food paranoia, people are jumping to conclusions about GMOs without even doing research
People could be allergic to certain GMO's
Organic farmers don't get as much money
If people choose to eat and plant GMOs that means that Organic farmers will lose lots of money because no one will buy their foods.
Organic farmers will either have to find a new job or they will have to change to GMO farming.
GM animals not being treated properly
Chickens feathers are removed
Cows are treated poorly
CLAIM: A major concern about GMOs is that people can be allergic to certain things in them.
EVIDENCE: For example, “BT toxin, designed to kill pests that eat crops, caused allergies and other responses” (Genetically Modified Foods).
COUNTER CLAIM: Brayden Jones. This may be a problem, but most people who are working in fields or who live in a third world country, where this food is being distributed, don't usually create an allergy because they are in close contact with the allergens all day.
COUNTERARGUMENT: Logan Erickson, If people were in contact with the allergens all day then they would be even more sick when they came in contact with the GMO.
CLAIM: A major benefit of GMOs is that they can help undernourished people around the world.
EVIDENCE: For example, “Finally, GM foods can create an essential sustainable way to feed the world”(Benefits).
COUNTER CLAIM: Brayden Jones. This golden rice people are thinking of distributing can cause an OD of vitamin A if you eat too much. :rice: