Genetically modified crops are being planted in farmlands at an accelerated rate. This is due to all of the supposed benefits associated with them. For example:
- Lower costs of production
- Fewer weeds
- More abundance and sustainable
- Less Soil erosion
- Cleaner Water
- Less carbon being emitted into the atmosphere
The population has been consuming genetically modified foods, sometimes without their knowledge, so we need to start the conversation of "is there a long term effect on humans who eat this food and if there is, is the trade off small enough to justify the continuation of planting these crops?"
Do you know how much of your food consumption contains genetically modified foods? I would love your opinion on this topic and potential ways to create more awareness in order to have a healthy life as well as a healthy planet.
Here is a link for an interesting video on the subject: