Genetically Modified Food (GMO) – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The debate continues whether genetically modified organisms are out to save the world or destroy it. But the argument from either side is far from cut-an-dry. Learn the backstory on a few of the most pressing issues.

Genetically Modified Food Pros and Cons

25 thoughts on “Genetically Modified Food (GMO) – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

  1. Sara Jennings

    Very well done!

  2. Ann

    Thank you for this report and the list of sources. Is New Zealand one of the countries that does not allow GMOs? Is there a list of the 60 countries that require GMO labeling?

  3. Pat Milone

    So why have the EPA, FDA, U.S. Dept of Agriculture, and Congress abandoned the American people? Why have they turned their back on disease PREVENTION, but throw money at researching “treatments” ? Because pharmaceutical companies make money from treatment, not prevention. Why is our government so quick to legislate in favor of chemical corporations? and companies supported by chemical corporations? Because the Big Six are among the Corporate Dictators running this country now.

  4. Matt

    This article is just more scare tactics by a group with an agenda. From the words used to the leading graphics (skulls to describe herbicides…really? How more leading can you get). The fact is that GMO is a modern form of plant breeding which is technology humans have used since the beginning of time. Man has always tried to improve on what currently is. Our modern advancements in science just allow us now to do it more precise and controlled. 40 years ago we could measure things in parts per millions…today we can measure parts per trillion!

    The fact is, we are facing a world population of 9 to 10 billion people by 2050. In the next 40 years, we have to produce as much food as we did from today back to the first humans. If not, people are going to starve…will it be my family or yours? We are demanding more out of our planet than ever before while using less resources (yes the urban sprawl has consequences) and less environmental impact. The only way we can get there is to enhance the miracles of nature.

    Companies like Monsanto, are shining examples of American ingenuity and drown right hard work and determination. No other country has tackled the food problem like America has. The success of the GMO revolution is evident by the fact that 2012 was the worst draught in the USA since the dust bowl of 1930’s… and still, because of GMO technology, the USA produced its 5th largest corn crop…every!!

    Countries like America are feeding the world. Yes there are countries that ban GMO’s but their agricultural is more a societal statement than an effort to be productive an efficient. New Zealand isn’t going to feed the world! America is!

    • Don

      Matt,
      I do not have the expertise to be certain whether GM is bad for our physical health, but I have all the expertise necessary to see that it is very bad for our freedom and democracies. You say “No other country has tackled the food problem like America has” and maybe you are right. America has allowed a multinational corporation to aggressively and in some ways illegally dominate food production and has also allowed that same corporation to subvert your democracy so as to make itself immune to the results of any wrong doing. You also state “New Zealand isn’t going to feed the world! America is”. Beware of hubris Matt.

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  9. Steve

    This article switched emphasis. How does herbicide resistant GMO relate to increase in pesticide use?

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  23. Kevin

    Thanks a lot for all the info! I have to do a huge report about this and you have lots of info.

  24. Ailani Simmons

    this link has no good advice on GMO

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