Why GMO foods do not feed the world.

5 Jul

Okay, here’s my issue.  The most common argument that people have who support GMOs is that it supports feeding the whole world, including the hungry. How could anyone go against this?  “NO, some people shouldn’t have food.” I mean really? It’s the perfect defense. I think I finally understand why this argument doesn’t pan out.

Through all of my learning I have a made a discovery–that the nutrients from the SOIL are what actually allow us to gain proper nutrition.  However, GMO modified seeds will still grow, even in desolate, destroyed soil.  What does this mean?  If the plants grow in inadequate soil, they produce food that is in adequate nutritionally.

Essentially, this means that, although GMOs have the potential to feed the world, they do not have the ability to stop world hunger.  Ending world hunger would require supplying food that actually nourished people.  As the GMO plants don’t die as they are doused in
Roundup, the soil is striped again and again, and the soil is never replenished.  This creates a nutrient lacking soil that actually traditionally would not produce plants, but it does still produce GMO crops. 

It is fascinating that we are actually creating “fake” food that lacks any nutrients.

And we wonder why we have an obesity epidemic in America.  It just seems too obvious.

I can give credit for this learning to some wonderful, educated friends who share their thoughts with me in addition to my borderline obsessive online research.  All in all, the answer is in the earth, and the soil.

So yes, organic is great.  But we need to replenish the soil in  a natural way.



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