Before doing extensive research and discovering the pros and cons that are involved with genetically modified organisms, I always believed that they were such a positive and beneficial solution to some of our world’s greatest problems concerning health, nutrition, and the economy. I used to think that the implementation of genetically modified foods was such a clear, obvious, and simple resolve. If there was any problem with unsuitable climate conditions, or disease infestation, a plant or organism could simply be altered to sustain life in whatever settings and environments need be. I, however, was quite mistaken about the elaborate, complicated process of biologically manipulating an organism to function in a ways that are convenient to humanity.
I found that the genetic modification of organisms is a rather preliminary and experimental proposition that has a large number of unexplored risks associated with it. There hasn’t been nearly enough research and experimentation done with biological genetic modification in order to prove that it can realistically be used as a safe, effective solution to the world’s problems of poverty, malnutrition, and economic instability due to agriculture. I understand how great the rewards might be if these processes prove successful and I am optimistic to see how researches and scientists progress with their work on genetic modification, but I am skeptical that some people are developing overly presumptuous ideas about how soon and how well genetic modification of organisms will work. I believe that in the future with much, much more experimentation and research that GMO’s could greatly enhance the world’s economy and reduce the amount of impoverished people in our world, but I am not putting blind faith in the hopes that it will solve world hunger and all the problems in the economy.
To Congresswoman Stephanie da Silva, I would inform her that with more research and experimentation, one day, the application of genetically modified organisms will prove very beneficial to not only the impoverished people of the world, but also to the world’s economy as a whole. On the other hand, I will strongly advise her to proceed with caution as far as raising the hopes of other countries and people who could benefit from the production of GMO’s. There are far too many undiscovered risks at the moment for her to bring this up as a realistic resolution for impoverished countries. I believe that she needs to invest more time and research into genetically modified organisms, before she even considers them as a solution.