Would you puchase genetically modified seeds? why or why not? Give three reasons.As a farmer you corn crop has been affected for the past two years by weeds and insects, and your harvest has been...

Would you puchase genetically modified seeds? why or why not? Give three reasons.

As a farmer you corn crop has been affected for the past two years by weeds and insects, and your harvest has been greatly reduced. you face some financial decisions that may affect your future as a farmer. You have the opportunity to puchase seeds that have been genetically modified to be resistant to herbicides while the weeds around them are destroyed.

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pacorz | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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I would not purchase GMO seeds. I believe that GMO organisms have a great potential to do harm. We now know that some GMO plants can escape from cultivation and grow wild, which may have the potential to cause permanent harm to ecosystems. As a farmer, I would want to maintain the ecosystem on and around my farm in good health, because a healthy ecosystem stays in balance and is less likely to experience large outbreaks of nuisance creatures like locusts and rodents.

GMO organisms may harm the digestive tracts of the animals and humans who consume them, which would be an unethical way to make a profit.

GMO organisms are bad for the environment even if they do not escape. Also, GMO crops are patented organisms, and once you have grown them, if the genetics are found on your farm later on, you can be sued by the company that owns the patent; hence once you have tried GMO organisms on your property, there is no going back.

Organic farms are healthier, and people are willing to pay more for organic crops. I would convert the farm to organic.

 

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