control of their farms. Since these seeds are patented by Monsanto it could end up in law suits, these corn fields are apart of their heritage and the last thing they want is for America to come down and own their crops. (Koons & Butler, 2016). This for one can be related to the divine command theory, for the Mexicans corn is apart of their cultural and religious practice. They have spent thousands of years following this tradition of corn. When Monsanto comes into play it again becomes an ethic of egoism. Monsanto does not care that the Mexicans have had this long-lived tradition of corn, and that they did not want the GMO corn in the first place. Their only care is going down there to collect money since they have been growing their patented seeds. This genetic pollution can end up being a huge problem in the future because eventually it will spread to all plants and crops and their will no longer be any kind of diversity left. 9
APA RESEARCH PAPER 5.17.17 8:16:55 PM 5. With all the GE farms out there it raises a big question on whether or not these crops are actually economically beneficial. There area few factors that actually make GE farms economically beneficial to the farmer. Farmers are able to grow more food with the use of less land, which helps make more money with out having to buy additional land. “The net economic benefit at the farm level in 2012 was $18.8 billion, equal to an average increase in income of $117/hectcare.” (Brookes, 2014). The highest yield for GE farmers was found to be in developing countries, farmers there earned $3.74 for each dollar invested in the GM crop seed and then farmers in developed countries earned $3.04 for each dollar invested. (Brookes, 2014) . So in the end these GE farms are actually economically beneficial. Biotech companies are also pushed into subsidies that way they can keep there commodity and service at a low price while charging the farmers or others more for the product. The biotech and GE farming have some good qualities and bad qualities about them. 5.a It is a big claim that GE farming is better all around whether economically or environmentally. When it comes down to it the only people are economically benefiting from this are those in the biotech companies and the farmers. They are the ones making a profit from the crops. When it comes to the consumer side the price of GE foods are always changing, sometimes they are higher than normal foods and sometimes they are lower. It all depends on operation and production level of the farmers. (Murnaghan, 2017). Bottom line is the industries and farmers are the only ones who actually benefit economically from the GE production. This is related to the utilitarian ethics. Even though there top priority is making money they are still doing this with the hopes that it will actually better others lives and help produce more food with less land in the long run.
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