Monday, 4 June 2012

Task 2

Some people think that genetically modified (GM) crops are a positive development. Others, however, argue that they are potentially dangerous.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

286 words. 30 minutes.

Genetically modification crops are becoming more and more popular each day, because it is a solution for high rate of food that humans need to feed. However, it is a controversial point, because some people believe that this kind of crops might be hazardous, while others do not mind about that.

It is usual that each new development wakes up lots of dreads; moreover, talking about food people tend to be worried because health and food are directly related each to other. So, genetically modification crops bring many concerned such as they are not natural and may be dangerous to our bodies, as well as they could generate pollution or environmental problems in general.

On the other hand, scientists have developed these types of crop in order to solve a social problem, because people need more food that they can find from nature. Then, an obvious effect of them is more people can receive food around the world. Additionally, companies which produce genetically modification crops are obligated to investigate if their products are hazardous, and when they may put in risk people health, they are eliminated and it is prohibit selling.

 Nevertheless, it is essential to offer a solution to people who are worried about this situation. From my point of view, it should be well known all experiments to prove that they are safe, and allow people asking about their doubts.

In conclusion, it is natural that people are apprehensive about modified crops, but it is a solution of a world trouble. People need to receive more information about these crops, and companies should start an education campaign encouraging people to know deeply about it and feeling quiet when they buy and eat their food.  

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