10 APA RESEARCH PAPER 51717 81655 PM 5b Though farmers do make a decent profit

10 apa research paper 51717 81655 pm 5b though

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APA RESEARCH PAPER 5.17.17 8:16:55 PM 5.b Though farmers do make a decent profit from the GE farming Monsanto still makes a ridiculous amount of money off of these farmers while the farmers are still having to rely on subsidies to make sure they break even. This truly is not ethically right, it goes against the ethics of care. Monsanto is the number one seed company in the world, they should be helping out the farmers by paying them more because they can easily afford to but they are to stuck in the ethics of egoism and everything is all about them making money instead of helping others make money as well. This is why subsidies are pushed so much because that is the best way for the farmer to make their money. 6. The population in India is rapidly growing just like all over the world. This is causing a huge food crisis. The farmers there are losing about 5 billion dollars a year due to pests and disease invading there crops. This is along with being in a drought. (Karnik, 2016). It is believed that the only way to help India is to give them the GE seeds that are pest resistant. Right now the only GE crop there is cotton, Monsanto actually illegally snuck these seeds to India and they are now the second largest cotton manufacture in the world. While it was intended to help India in their crisis it was still ethically wrong to go and sneak these seeds with out there knowledge. India is now being pushed to grow GE seeds to save their people from hunger. Even though it was ethically wrong the utilitarian ethics still comes into play here because there focus is to help get India out of starvation and crop loss, what other way does Monsanto know how to help other than to push GE food crops on them. 6.a It was talked about in The Future of Food that there is this new concept of seed suicide that biotech companies are starting to produce. This is where the seed is able to be planted through only one rotation then in a sense commits suicide and is no longer able to produce anymore food, it’s a dead seed. This was a huge invention in order to make more money. 11
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APA RESEARCH PAPER 5.17.17 8:16:55 PM They are able to keep selling seeds because the farmer will need more for the new crop that is going to be planted. This again goes directly to the ethics of egoism. The companies are pretending to care by helping sell them these great GE seeds that can with stand drought and pests but then turn around and make sure they die after the first crop is harvested so that the farmers have to go spend more money to get new seeds. 6.b It is said that we are going through a second green revolution. The first green revolution was when there was a boom in staple crops after the Second World War. “The green revolution today suggests a radical environmental movement…” (Pringle, 2003, p. 44). Because of the first green revolution there was a lot of damage caused by agriculture chemicals and bad drainage. This is what is leading us into this second green revolution of trying to change agriculture into being as environmentally friendly as possible. This is all based off of the
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