If GMO companies really cared about people then their products should be all about people as well. And that was what these companies and the proponents of genetic engineering have always been claiming. Despite the many promises that genetic engineering would be the miracle cure for many things, years after scientists first learned to engineer genes, many of those promises still remain unfulfilled – worse, some of them might have even been forgotten.
Years ago, many believed were quick to believe that using genetic engineering in areas such as agriculture would help alleviate major global problems such as poverty, food shortage and malnutrition. Presently, however, there haven’t been any major improvements in these problems. In fact, even the prices of the genetically engineered crops have not gone down; which should be the case, since genetically modified crops should give higher yield.
And if GMO companies such as Monsanto really cared about the people, then they should label their products. They should allow the consumer to be able to exercise their right to choose. Even if there was no real difference between GMO products and non-GMO ones, they should still allow the consumer the choice. Instead Monsanto and the rest of the GMO companies aren’t labeling their products.
Where then is the love in that?
Why Millions Are Standing Up Against Monsanto
From farmers, to medical experts, to mothers, more and more people are taking a stand against the biotech company Monsanto. And those taking a stand aren’t just from the United States; there are also those who come from other countries such as India, Argentina and the UK.
This comes as no surprise since Monsanto figures prominently in the continuing GMO controversy. From the deaths of sheep and goats that reportedly fed on Monsanto’s Bt Cotton to the lawsuits that Monsanto filed against farmers, it is Monsanto’s name which pops up most of the time when some concern regarding genetic engineering in agriculture is tackled.
And there are also those who question the real reason why Monsanto is producing genetically modified crops. Is the company really thinking about the consumers when they made pesticide resistant crops? Likewise, what then was the United States government considering when it didn’t require the GMO companies to label their products?
It’s no wonder then that a lot of people are taking a stand against Monsanto and other GMO companies.
Should The Uses Of Genetic Engineering Include Our Dinner Time?
Of all the places that should be free of genetic engineering, it should be your dinner tables. Dinner time shouldn’t be included as one of the uses of genetic engineering. However, keeping genetically modified food off of your plates is easier said than done.
First of all, genetically modified products are unlabelled, which means you wouldn’t be able to immediately tell whether the item you grabbed off the grocery shelf is GMO or non-GMO. That’s why you should know how to keep away from the GMO products. You could do this by buying organic products; knowing your sources; buying from farmers markets and even by planting your own fruits and vegetables.
The GMO companies might not care about you or your family, but since you do then you should take the necessary steps to keep them away from genetically modified food.