Lesson 6 Assignment 1 - BEE 3299 Lesson 6 3/1/09 Upon...

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BEE 3299 Lesson 6 3/1/09 Upon reading the arguments of the two authors, Conway and Meadows, and analyzing the merits of each, I have discovered that my personal values tend to support the views of Meadow’s on GMF’s. In my point of view, the current levels of environmental risks incurred by the use of genetically modified foods outweighs the benefits they offer. Not until more research is conducted to prove their viability should we support their entrance into mainstream agriculture. Conway on the other hand is pro GMF usage, arguing that this technology may be useful and necessary to feed some of the poorest regions and countries in the world. However I don’t think that GMF’s are a realistic long term solution to world hunger. A more viable alternative can be seen in the concepts outlined by the Meadows article – an ideological change in the way we consider and consume natural resources, especially foods. Organic practices have a greater scope of benefits and sustainability, as will be supported by the following arguments. The main argument for GMF’s is one concerning productivity and efficiency. Supporters idealize
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Lesson 6 Assignment 1 - BEE 3299 Lesson 6 3/1/09 Upon...

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