From the movie that we watched in class I have decided that GMO’s are both a bad thing and a good thing. The companies that help produce GMO crops say we use them to help other countries from starving. However those people burn the seeds because they say they are the “Seeds of death.” They are not natural to the earth so they refuse to grow the seeds. One statistic is that 80% of the GMO’s that are grown world wide are engineered for herbicide tolerance yet most people who were asked if they were okay with GMO’s had no clue what they are. I asked my mother and grandma if they knew what they were and they had never heard of it. To me this is a problem because it is so hard to get away from GMO’s that are in foods.
Another statistic that I learned was that 5.1 billion pesticides are put on crops. This is an issue because the weeds and insects grow a tolerance to the pesticides. So they have to increase how much they have to put on the crops each year. However from all of these negative things I think GMO’s are okay if they could prove that it doesn’t have harmful effects. Also if we had the food with GMO’s labeled it would give people the choice if they wanted to eat it or not. It wouldn’t be on the companies that produce GMO crops because they gave the consumers the choice to know what is in the food that we eat everyday.