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JacobBrint
Mr.Conrad
ERWC
13May2016
GeneticallyModifiedOrganisms:EarthsSavior

Issuescanbeputoffforashorttimebuteventuallymustbetakencareoftodenythese
issuescouldspellthedoomofwhatevertheyeffectwhichcouldbeanythingfromapersontothe
entireworldGeneticallyModifiedOrganismsisoneofthoseissues.Theplanetwilleventually
faceacrisisthepopulationwillsurpasstheabilitytoproducefoodforallthenewchildrenandat
thispointifsomethingisnotdonemillionswillperish.Geneticallymodifyingplantscanmake
themgrowinworseconditionsandproducemorefoodthiswillbetheonlywaytosustainthe
humanpopulationonearth,asmorefoodisrequiredthespaceusedforfoodwillneedtoexpand
exceptthereisonlysomucharablecroplandsomakingthecropsabletogrowinotherareas
willincreasetheabilitytoprovideforthehumanrace.THereismuchoppositiontotheseideas
manyfeelasifmodifyingthegeneticcodeofaplantspeciesisunsafeandagainstgod,these
peoplefeelliketheplantscancausehealthissuesandshouldbeleftintherenaturalstatethat
wasintendedbynatureorgod.ThemajorityofsupermarketproducecontainsGMOsinthe
unitedstatesandnonegativeeffectshavebeenshowntocomefromthisconsumptionbutpeople
stillhavetheirfears.TheneedforGMOsgoesbeyondjustfutureusetherearedesert
communitiesintoday'sworldthatsufferfromconstantfamineandmalnutritionthatcanbe
avertedbyplantingGMOplantsthatdonotrequireasmuchwatertogrow.Theapplicationsfor

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GMOsarevirtuallyendlessandtowritethemoffasunnaturaliscompletelyonesidedand
ridiculous.

TheuseofGMOsisgenerallyhailedasbeingincrediblyriskybecausethehealtheffects
inthelongrunaregenerallyconsideredunknownhoweverGMOshavebeenonthemarket
since1994whichisovertwentytwoyearsagoandnotasinglenegativehealthriskhasbeen
identifiedtothosewhounderstandthisfactitisconsideredaverysafewayofalteringfoodfor
consumption.Insectresistantgenescanbecreatedincropsas
wellwhichwouldleadtoanaturalnontoxictohumanswayof
dealingwithpests,thiswouldsavemillionsofdollars
nationwideandwouldremoveamajorityoftheharmfultoxic
pesticidesfromthecropswesodesperatelyneedtosurviveon
thisfairplanet.Pesticidescancausegreatharmifnotdealt
withproperly
Pesticideshavebeenlinkedtoamyriadofdiseases...thisstudyfoundconsistent
evidenceofserioushealthriskssuchascancer,nervoussystemdiseasesandreproductive
problemsinpeopleexposedtopesticides(HavaHart)usingtheseGMOscoulddramatically
reduceintakeoftoxiccancercausingpesticidesleadingtomanyprovenhealthbenefits.Isit
reallysmarttodiscountamethodofreducingpesticideusesuchasGMOsbysayingtheycould
causehealthriskseventhoughtheyhavebeeninusesince1994withnohealthrisksassociated,
GMOscouldsolveahugeprobleminthecurrentagriculturalindustry.Pesticideshavenotonly
causedariseinillnessinanyonewhoconsumesthecropswhichhavebeensprayedwiththem
theyalsocausemajordamagetothefarmlandandenvironmentasawholeChemicalpesticides

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areknowntopollutetheenvironment.Whiletheir
intendedeffectsareoftenshortlived,studieshave
shownthatchemicalpesticideslingerinthe
atmosphere,thegroundandinourwaterwayslongafter
thejobisover(HavaHart).Lingeringpesticidescan
havemanyunfortunatesideeffectsPesticidescantravel
inmanywayswhenpesticidesareusedtheybuildupinthesoilandwhenitrainsthese
chemicalsrunoffintonearbystreamsandundergroundaquiferscausingthechemicalstogetinto
otherorganismsandcausenegativeeffectsjustlikewithhumans.Ifthepesticidesgetintothe
atmospheretheybecomeairbornepollutantsandcancreatephotochemicalsmogwhichwilllead
tomanybadsideeffectsuchaslungcancer.UsingGMOscanreducemanyhorriblesideeffects
thatthemodernagriculturalfieldcreatesandtodenythisfactisincrediblyidiotic.

Globalclimatechangeisanincrediblyrealphenomenonandwillbecreatingmanynew
challengesforthepeopleoftheearthintheverynearfuturethingslikecontinueddroughtand
constanttropicalstormshavecreatedafearofwhatelseistocome.Californiaisthemost
populatedstateintheUnitedStatesanditalsohappenstobethestatethatproducesamajorityof
thefoodforthecountrybutglobalclimatechangehascausedstrainonthestate
Manyofour
bestcroplands,likeCalifornia,areexperiencingunprecedentedlevelsof
d
rough
t
(Battelle).Four
yearsofdroughtreducedtheamountofwaterincaliforniasignificantlyandtheseeventswill
onlycontinuetogetworseasclimatechangecontinuesthisiswhyGMOcropsarerequired.The
entirenationwasterrifiedthattheirfoodsourcewasabouttodisappearluckilyElNinohas

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allowedforashortbreakintheseworriesbutwhataboutwhenthedroughtdoesnotstop.GMO
cropscansafeguardtheworld'sfoodsupplyallowingittogrowinplacesitotherwisewould
neverhavegrownlikedesertsorotherlocationswithverylittlewaterandnutrientsinthesoil.
NotallowingGMOcropstocontinueproductionspellsthecertaindoomoftheworldifglobal
climatechangecontinuestheworldisbeingalteredinanunnaturalwaywhichrequiresan
unnaturalsolutiontocombattheissue.Humanshavefoundasolutiontotheproblemsoffood
supplyinrelationtoclimatechangeandpeopleneedtorealizethis.

Peoplecontinuetoholdstrongthegeneticallymodifiedorganismsareunsafebecause
nobodyknowswhatthelongtermeffectsofthemwillbehowevergeneticallymodified
organismsaresomeofthemosttestedfoodproductsin
history.Gettingageneticallymodifiedcropontomarket
hasbeenandstillisanincrediblylonganddifficulttask

IntheUnitedStates,GMfoodproductsmustbe
rigorouslytestedbeforetheycanbesoldfarmoreso
thanconventionallybredcrops.Thetestingprocesscan
take710years(Battelle)thesetestinsurethatno
negativeeffectswillarisefromthecropsandintwenty
twoyearsofconsumingthecropsnoillnesseshavebeenpinpointedtothem.Thesimplefactthat
intwentytwoyearsnonegativesideeffectscanbedrawnfromtheconsumptionofGMOs
shoulddisplaytoanyskepticalpersonthattheproceduresusedtotestiftheGeneticallymodified
organismsaresafeisanincrediblyreliableandrobustsystemthatshouldnotbediscounted.

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Geneticallymodifiedcropscaninmanycasesbetheonlywaytosavecropsfromtotal
extinctionwhenavirusorsomeother
illnessisaffectingacrop.Twentyyears
agowhengeneticallymodifying
organismswasstillanewtechnology
papayafarmersinhawaiiwerebattlingan
incrediblyferociousringspotviruswhich
wastransmittedfromcroptocropby
insect.Thefarmerstriedeverytraditional
wayofcombatingthevirusfromquarantinetoselectivebreedingbutnothingworkedeventually
thefarmersturnedtoMonsantothelargestproducerofgeneticallymodifiedcropstosavetheir
papaya
TodaytheGEpapayaisatriumph.Itsavedtheindustry.Butitsalsoacautionarytale.
Thepapaya,havingdefeatedthevirus,barelysurvivedacampaigntopurgeGEcropsfrom
Hawaii(Saletan).Geneticallymodifiedorganismshaveamultitudeofbenefitsandthosewho
denythisshouldviewtheentiretyofscientificevidencethathasbeenreleasedinsupportofthem
iscompletelyridiculous.Geneticallymodifyingorganismscancombatharmfulvirusbringing
organismsthatwereclosetothebrinkofextinctionbackintoaverygoodstandingpopulation
wisethismaintainsourplanet'sbiodiversitybenefitingtheearth'secosystemasawhole,GMOs
areanincrediblyamazingthingthatshouldnotbediscountedbypettyfearsthathavenobasein
scientificreality
Thosewhodenythatgeneticallymodifiedorganismsbenefittheplanetclearlyhavenot
putanyrationalthoughtintothesubject,thereareanincredibleamountofpositivesidestothem.

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Geneticallymodifiedorganismshavebeenworkingtriedandtrueforover22yearswithno
negativesideeffectpresented,theyareputthroughrigoroussafetychecksformultipleyearsto
ensurethattheyarefitforpublicconsumptionandthistestinghasobviouslyworkedduetothe
lackofanynegativestoeatingthefood.Plantscanbegrowninfaminestrickenareasthatdonot
havetheproperresourcestogrowpantsbecausemodifiedplantscanconsumelessalsomodified
plantscanfutureprooftheworld'sfoodsupplyintheeventthatglobalclimatechangehasa
majoreffectonthetypicalareaswherefoodisgrownbymakingthemmoreresistanttochange
inclimate.ThebenefitsofGMcropsgoesbeyondjustfoodsupplyitalsoreducestheuseof
pesticideswhichareknowntocausemanyillnessessowecouldremoveaverylargeand
dangerouscancercausingsubstancethataffectstheentireworldjustbyusingGMcrops.
Geneticallymodifiedorganismshavesomanybenefitsthatoffsetanypotentialnegativestosay
thatresearchingandusingthemisnotasmartideaisanincrediblyignorantstatement,these
productscanandwillsavemillionsifnotbillionsoflivesaroundtheworldandintothefuture.

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