I feel that Genetically Modified food should be allowed as this can create food that are much more resistant and packed with nutrients. As GM crops can be made to be very resistant, it could be grown in the harshest of climates and end world starvation.
Hi, I'm accepting challenge. My name is Sam, Choi and disagreeing about this topic.
My first reason is that genetically modified food or GMO is dangerous.
There are some researches done that says GMO might cause stomach cancer.
Although there are studies that says they are safe, it is unsure.
Next reason I disagree with GMO is about animal testing.
Developing GMO requires lots of testing, not only plants, but animals.
But, animal testing is immoral because of lots of problems.
Although you may say that GM food is unsafe, my argument is that the there is no solid evidence to prove that GM food is harmful. GM food is still in the process of development and of course we do not yet know what side effects GM food might have on us, but once we do know the side effects, we can easily genetically modify the crop to remove the side effect. Thus, I feel that GM food is safe to consume.
It is true there is no solid fact that GMO has side effects. However, there is no solid study that GMO has no harmful effect, either. If you are a mother of a child, would you like to feed this unsure food to your kid? No. Also, you said GMO can prevent world starvation. It is true but this is not the only solution. It is said that food for 12 billion people is produced. That's two times of the world population. So, well distribution of food is better than just using unsure GMO.
GM food has already been sold widespread in the united states and yet so far we have not heard of any serious cases of harmful side effects in people. This goes a long way to prove that yes, although GM food has its own side effects, it is only a minor defect which can be corrected easily thanks to the developing technological industry which allows us to better calculate the risks before putting something out in the market. After all, the main purpose of GM food is to provide better food for you
It is true that side effects of GMO can be fixed by adjustments. However, this has lots of problems. The adjustments will be done by testing, especially animal testing. Animal testing is very immoral thing to do. Scientists kill the animals after the experiment and don't think about their soul. So. adjustments which is made by animals testing is very immoral so we can't fix GMO if we can't fix these problems.
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