This revolving door act is based off of the ethics of egoism and the social contract theory. The political side of things lies on egoism, the reason people work in policymaking and for private industries have a sense of self-interest. Even though they are doing this to help get the private company they work for there way, it still comes down to being self invested and trying to make money in any way possible. When it comes to the social contract theory it pertains to the agriculture side. These private companies are working with the government to help them get their way in production, and since agriculture is the largest human interaction with the environment they are expected to follow policies that care for the environment as well. (Hyder, 2017). Private industries end up making or twisting these policies in ways that work for them. 4. Losing the diversity in plants is becoming a major problem; it is a direct result from what is known as a genetic pollution. This genetic pollution is where GMO plants spread there altered genes into plants that are non-engineered, usually by cross-pollination. 4.a A good example of this pollution is happening down in Mexico. Around 7000 years ago Mexicans began domesticating corn and ended up with hundreds of varieties of corn, which they also know as maize. Some corn was adjusted to different climates, some resistant to pests, and others tasted different. At one point the U.S. had bought corn from Mexico because it was resistant to Blyth and Blyth was killing corn crops in the U.S. Mexicans had then bought corn from the U.S that was unlabeled and it ended up contaminating their ancient grains with GMO corn. As time went on of planting this GMO corn it started to cross-pollinate and take over their varieties of corn and slowly turning it into one variety of corn. This was a huge loss of diversity because of genetic pollution. (Koons & Butler, 2016). This situation can be related to the ethics of virtue. The 8
APA RESEARCH PAPER 5.17.17 8:16:55 PM Mexicans saw that U.S needed help and to be good citizens they donated to the U.S. This also goes for the U.S helping give back corn since they lost so much selling it to the U.S. This was meant to be a good cause and help one another but it ended in the loss of the Mexicans ancient corn crops. 4.b Dr. Ignacio and Dr. Jorge Soberon went into Mexico to help test these crops to show Mexico that the American corn would come up positive for GMOs and the Mexican corn would come up negative. (Rowell, 2009). They figured by doing this they could help get the GMO plants out of their crops and allow for their ancient corn to make a come back. To their surprise the American corn and the Mexican corn both came up positive for GMOs. This was able to prove the fact that GMOs cause genetic pollution. This was a big loss for the Mexican farmers because corn is apart of their heritage, it is a pride and joy. Now that their farms are contaminated with GMO corn they are in fear that Monsanto is going to come down and take control of their farms. Since these seeds are patented by Monsanto it could end up in law suits,
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