GMOs, and the backlash

Recently, there has been a general backlash against GMOs and many people blindly say no to GMOs.
This post aims to show you different perspectives about the issue.
Read on if you want to see things logically, but if you are a blind organic food fanatic, then this post might not be for you.

Honestly, even I do not know all the facts about GMOs or their future consequences, but I also do not want to shun them because of my ignorance.

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I present to you, some of the issues in here, and of course finally you have to do your own research and make up your mind.

What GMOs are doing now is accelerating the slow change of evolution and proper regulation of GMOs is needed, and one wrong GMO product can have disastrous consequences.
Regulation seems to be an answer. Just saying “NO” does not solve anything

Natural GMOs already occur

Actually, humans have been changing beings and their environment for a very long time.
The classic example is dogs. Dog breeds are a result of humans changing dog genetics over a period of time.

Higher Yields

The human population is increasing a lot, and if we have to feed so many people, crops need to provide higher yields since the naturally occurring yields will not suffice.

Pests

A lot of GMO work is to make plants resistant to their natural pests. Having a varied number of plants is considred beneficial to plants, when it comes to pests

Monoculture is bad

GMO or not, just growing only one crop as industrial farming tends to do is bad for the eco-system. Whether organic or GMO, this practice needs to change.

Dissing GMOs is like saying genetic research is bad.

All things have their upsides and downsides.

I can go on and on, but I would encourage you do your own research, but in a nutshell, GMO crops can be beneficial too and by simply making a blanket statement of “no GMOs” is a wrong attitude, and each case needs to be considered separately.

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About Ra

Software Engineer (worked in corporations to healthcare start-ups), Geek, Musician, Artist, Fellow Human - living in the covergence space of healthcare, software, interaction design, the quantified self and genetics, music and spirituality
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