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Benefits of GMO

Just in case you don’t know what GMO stands for, it stands for genetically modified organisms. Some people argue that GMOs are bad for human health, but there are a lot of studies that prove those people wrong.

To begin with, the fact that GMOs are safe to eat has been proven in many studies because pesticides inside the plant is harmless for humans but considered a killer for some insects. For example, chocolate is loved by most people, but in large amounts, it can kill a dog. So when insects die while eating a plant, that doesn’t mean it would harm a human.

There are many benefits of GMOs, and the first and most important is the usage of pesticides. When farmers began to use genetic modification, the usage of pesticides went down by 80%, farmers health was improving, and their income rose significantly. A second benefit is that it saves people from starvation. Without GMO, prices of food would go 5% to 10% higher than they are, which would affect poor people.

In the end, I think it’s your choice to eat whatever you want, it just depends on what you think is right.

Ali Abbas

Spokane


 

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