by Darrin Grove, Professional Golf Management major
This semester I have learned a lot about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and also about whether or not they are harmful for humans. Firstly, a GMO is a genetically modified organism is any organism whose genetic material that has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.
If you Google GMO’s, you can find tons and tons of article claiming that they have the truth about GMO’s. Many of these are just slander that are backed up by baseless facts that have no credibility. I happened to find one of these articles (www.responsibletechnology.org/10-Reasons-to-Avoid-GMOs). The very first point this article tries to make is that GMO’s are unhealthy. In fact, an overwhelming amount of scientists have came out and said that GMO’s are healthy for human use and that there has never been an incident that has been negative to humans involving GMO’s . The organization that is cited in this article is a non-profit of environmentalists that are trying to change the world.
The truth about GMO’s is that they are very helpful towards humans and since it is new and advanced technology many people are scared of it. If you do credible research on GMO’s you will find out that articles such as this are just spewing hatred and not telling the truth.
This blog post was an assignment for Societal Issues: Pesticides, Alternatives and the Environment (PLNTPTH 4597). The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the class, Department of Plant Pathology or the instructor.