The Instigator
Vinny12345
Pro (for)
Winning
5 Points
The Contender
fatman647
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

GMOs are the next step in helping to solve world hunger.

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Vinny12345
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/21/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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Vinny12345

Pro

GMOs are definitely an undeniable way to feed the millions of starving people. The fear mongering done by many people is wrong, unnecessary, and holding back more privileged societies from allowing less fortunate ones to reap the benefits of access to cheap, easy-to-grow foods.
fatman647

Con

What these companies do is, put a patent on these GMOs that give the companies authority to declare what the farmers can & cant do with these seeds. they tell them that they have to sell all the seeds & cant reuse them or they will sue them. They obey and sell all their seeds. Then the companies raise the prices of the GMOs to where the farmers cant pay for them. the companies give the farmers credit for the seeds for their land. If the farmers do not make there money, they lose their land.
Debate Round No. 1
Vinny12345

Pro

If the farmers were to buy organic seeds, their crops would not yield as well as competitors and they would also loose their land. And with seed companies raising prices, this must not be a very large problem, or they would not be in business, because nobody would or could buy their seeds. And I don't see what you mean by the companies not letting farmers plant the seeds. If this were the case, they would never grow any crops, which is simply not the case.
fatman647

Con

why would they lose their land? most farmers have had their land from generations to generations using normal seeds. It because they don't have to buy new seeds. They sell 3 fourths of all their seeds and keep 1 fourth so that they can reuse it and not have to buy more seeds to make more money. If natural seeds have been used for thousand and thousands of years and its been working 100% okay, why change it?
Debate Round No. 2
Vinny12345

Pro

They would lose their land because rival farmers would take advantage of the GMO crops, making the farmers that can't use as many lose. And natural seeds HAVE been working for thousands of years; but so have the countless food-born illnesses that come with them. See, most GMO crops nowadays release certain proteins that interfere with bacterial and insect growth, so no need for pesticides.
fatman647

Con

fatman647 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by whiteflame 3 years ago
whiteflame
I'll follow this.
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by baus 3 years ago
baus
Vinny12345fatman647Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: S&G to Pro since Con didn't capitalize in round 2. He also forfeited so loses conduct mark. Pro rebutted everything Con said and was left uncontested by end of debate.