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it starts getting implemented into the developing countries it brings about a whole new line of problems because this GE farming hasn’t been a slow coming processes it was just forced upon them. The groups that are against GE farms have some pretty good reasoning and research to back it up. They have doctors orders telling patients not to eat GMOs because of organ damage 13
APA RESEARCH PAPER 5.17.17 8:16:55 PMthat can be caused. It is also very contaminating to the environment with the increased use of herbicides. These are damages that cannot be reversed. (Smith, 2003). These groups may not necessarily be helping or hurting the cause but they are getting information out there that people should know before consuming GMO products. They are all based off of the ethics of care. They are taking time to educate others on the harmful effects GMOs have on the people and the environment as a whole. 10. Monsanto may be the number one seed company in the world but this does not mean they got to the top doing everything ethically and properly. There is a lot of unethical behavior behind these big seed companies that got them to where they are today. The biggest one is them stealing seeds from other countries, genetically engineering them, and then turning around to patent the seed and claim it as there own. On top of the fact they have spread GMO crops to places where it was unwanted in the first place. In The Future of Foodthey discussed that in the next ten years all food will be controlled by only six retail firms, on top of the fact that plants only come from four major companies. This means that consumers will no longer have a choice of what food they want to find on the shelves. This will be unfair to everyone. To make sure things are done more ethically in the future these companies really need to make sure there food is ran through FDA regulations and start labeling exactly how the food was produced and exactlywhat is inside the food so consumers know what they are eating and what sort of health problemsmay be associated to the food. (Koons & Butler, 2016). When it all comes down to it the social contract theory is really the underlying ethic in all of it. The biotech companies and farmers are all under a social contract that food needs to be produced and they will receive a benefit in the end. Even though things were done unethical in the past it is our generation and future 14
APA RESEARCH PAPER 5.17.17 8:16:55 PMgenerations job to keep these companies in check by keeping up with FDA regulations and being part of the second green revolution to help keep our environment clean. 15
APA RESEARCH PAPER 5.17.17 8:16:55 PMReferencesBrookes , G. (2014). What are the real economic and environmental impacts of GM crop use?