The debate "The most beneficial thing in Agriculture for society are GMO Crops." was started by
June 9, 2019, 10:18 pm.
14 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 3 people are on the disagree side.
People are starting to choose their side.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
synopsis posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
synopsis, JDAWG9693, Potatochiper, sssk, kuku, bernie, Allirix and 7 visitors agree.
3 visitors disagree.
everyone agrees GMOs are great for crop yields. the fear is that the genetic tinkering could have unforeseen consequences that will be difficult to control one it's out in the wild.
we have alot of info on how individual genes function, but we know very little about how they interact. so the same change that makes them resilient against insects could make them carcinogenic or some environmental food chain concerns.
The primary modification used in crops is to reduce the damage insects can do to the group which generally creates a better environment and protects yields. While GMOs are predicted to boast yields roughly 70% (primarily corn) within the next 30 years (published in 2010). With Cornell University conducting a study showing a 25% increase in yields since the year 2000 (published in 2015).
Example of yield difference: The State of Arkansas harvested roughly 7,300 pounds per acre compared to 6,500 pounds per acre in 2017 (USDA). With the extensive development of GMOs in the U.S. compared to China higher yields can come from reduced land saving the environment and dampening a potential food crisis in the future.
Why is that? I'm not specifically disagreeing yet, but I would like to know why you think this is true so i can look into it.