The Use of Genetically Modified Organisms in Agriculture: Blessing or Curse?

Abstract / Excerpt:

One of the most important issues that confront us today is the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in agriculture. It has become a strategic issue for many because the outcome of this debate has many implications beyond agriculture. The GMO debate inevitably brings up questions about the environment, food safety, sustainability, and ultimately, our relationship to nature.

But while many arguments have been raised both for and against GMO, these debates do not always illuminate the issue because they do not always address the same question, and often, they do not adequately present facts.

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One of the most important issues that confront us today is the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in agriculture. It has become a strategic issue for many because the outcome of this debate has many implications beyond agriculture. The GMO debate inevitably brings up questions about the environment, food safety, sustainability, and ultimately, our relationship to nature.

But while many arguments have been raised both for and against GMO, these debates do not always illuminate the issue because they do not always address the same question, and often, they do not adequately present facts.

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Source JournalAghan Mindanao
Journal VolumeAgham Mindanao Vol. 1
AuthorsFabian M. Dayrit
Page Count6
Place of PublicationDavao City
Original Publication DateJanuary 1, 2003
Tags Blessing or Curse, Genetically Modified, Organisms in Agriculture, Tambara
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