Before completing this task I was quite ignorant and misinformed in regards to the use of GMO’s. Like many people, I thought that GMO’s completely altered the genetic makeup of foods thus causing cancer and other deadly diseases. I also believed that this type of engineering caused plants or other foods to become completely artificial. Furthermore, I thought that laboratory chemicals were inserted into the genes of these foods in order to make them bigger and feed more people. Overall, I had very negative and reserved feelings in regards to the use of Genetically Modified Organisms.
I now believe that GMO’s are actually good things. Rapeseed is genetically modified by a natural bacterium to produce Canola oil. It is simply inserted with the desired marker, then inserted into the chromosome of a plant and the plant cells are grown. Genetically modifying foods allows crops to become resistant to herbicides, etc. thus allowing us to grow the maximum amount of product. By using GMO’s scientists are able to improve the plants or crops, not harm them. I was also informed that these organisms do not cause cancer or other diseases like most people broadcast. In fact, there are necessary Omegas and oils that promote heart health within genetically modified rapeseed. From my research, I was shown the truth about Genetically Modified Organisms; as a result, I can no longer say that they are negative when they offer so many positive aspects to our society
I would advise the congresswoman to provide the country with rapeseeds. Growing rapeseed would allow them to exchange Canola oil with other countries in order to gain a profit. Canola oil is one of the prime items located in a family’s pantry; it is used for baking, frying, and more. By giving them this tool, they would be able to export a major product to countries worldwide. Furthermore, rapeseed is used in animal feed. The citizens who have animals could use rapeseed in order to fatten the animals up and prepare them for future feeding. It would also allow them to expand their range of food options. For example, they could cook more foods that require to use of canola oil.
I would also propose helping them reestablish a good trading system. A country emerging from civil war will not have the best means to engage in trade, thus make a profit. By aiding this country in their national trading endeavors, America would be setting them on a quick path to recovery. The country would gain profits from selling their Canola oil and would be able to reinsert that money in order to stimulate the economy.