The seed hunters is the term mentions about the big company such as Monsanto, they are trying to find most kind of seed on earth and try to patent them to control the seed market on earth. Once again, most of the multinational company such as Monsanto is thinking about their profit
Monsanto 5 and monopoly for the international trade. Those multinational companies follow the Ethic of Egoism . Because of it, most of farmer has to destroy their seed stocks because they scare that their seed will infringed the Roundup ready seed patent of the Monsanto company and they will get trouble in many lawsuits. The cost of destroying their own seeds is much cheaper than a lawsuit which is infringed to the GMO issues. 1 D . In addition, the theory of “Substantial Equivalence” is an ethical issue and it is very important to the quality of the product and consumers’ health. The substantial equivalence is the term of being used to substantially equivalent to the classical breeding practices (Garcia, 2004). Most of the GMOs were considered substantially equivalent to regular food and they are recognized as safe by government agencies. Those things do not require testing or labeling by Food and Drug Administrations, or USDA or Environmental Protection Agency. In my opinion, I am really appreciated for the act if Oregon mother who use couple thousand dollars to initiative to label GMOs of the food on the market. Because of the profit of selling product to the consumers, the FDA ignored their own scientists warning about the danger of genetically engineered foods and this is the problem which can affect to the health of the next generation . 2. The Theory of “Substantial Equivalence ” is t h e theory of Ethic of Kantian . Most of the engineers and scientist of government agencies such as FDA and USDA think that the quality of the GMO produc t is equivalent to the organic product, it does not harm to the consumers ’ health and these thought s become more popular and universalizable. The ethical theory behind the employment of any government policy maker who also work for the private industry is the Ethic of Egoism . is ……………. Most of them just focus on the profit of selling product on the market which is ignored the intention of customers of the quality of the product. If they label the GMOs on the product, the amounts of product are sold in
Monsanto 6 the market would be much slower than the organic product. However, most of the agricultural products on the market now are made from the genetically modified product. If the consumer concern about the toxic or any allergic reaction to their health, they will not buy GMOs product. It will affect strongly to the amount of selling GMOs product. As the result, the producers will not make a lot of money. In fact, when the producer s do not make a lot of money from selling GMOs products, the government policy maker will not have money as well. 3. Indeed, the biotechnology can help us produce more food on land we cultivate with the vast amount of product. On the other hand, the genetic pollution is also causing so many harmful issue to the genes and the purity of organism. In 1998, Mexico banned the planting genetically engineered corn to protect their agricultural heritage.
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