posted on May, 17 2011 @ 01:08 PM
A good proportion of GM foods have been used for some time across America. I know that the meat used in Mc Donalds foods can't 100% say that it is GM
free at least in the US I'm not sure about the rest of the world.
The real problem is this...
The world is becoming over populated and the food needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many, unfortunately.
The problem is that the western world consumes more of everything on a massive scale than some of the developing and third world countries.
Because of this massive demand on food that in many cases can be exported all around the world people sometimes turn to GM foods that take less time
to grow, requires less water and will be more resistant to insects.
Unfortunatly this technology was used before the ethical ramifications could be realised, by allowing the GM foods to grow outside a lab envionment
you really are not accounting for "life finding a way" as one of the doctors said in jurrasic park.
I believe that all GM foods should be internationally regualated and only be grown in lab environments the minute you let it out into the world there
is no garentee the proverbial won't hit the fan, there should be a fail safe built into these foods that ensure they cannot survive outside the lab
However after that small speach you won't believe this but I am pro GM foods, I think they have a use and great potential especially for drought
ridden countries (which was there original purpose). GM foods will also help the environment by being high yeild foods that we can grow locally.
Currently a huge proportion of the US economy is built upon agriculture which is currently being farmed unsustainably. There is a huge food demand
that continues to grow for every new person born in the world. The US can't provide for everyone in the world and it won't be long before it ends up
being barren land if a solution isn't reached.
What I'm saying in summery is that the technology isn't the problem, it never has been, it's those who use it iresopnsibly.
We really are on the presipice now, if we havn't already passed it where we need to start working for a sustainable future and like it or not GM
foods will be a part of it.
P.S. I have used the US as an example here only because it is one of the main producers in the world, I don't mean to discriminate.
All the best,