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In a world of rising population, increasing famine, and worldwide hunger the ability to feed the majority is becoming more and more of a struggle. Children in the third world go to bed hungry, some don’t awaken the following day. In the wake of all this hardship, companies race to genetically modify fruits, veggies, and even meats (GMOs). In hope that they could provide cheaper, easier to maintain foods; but is this coming at a higher cost than just monetary value? Some say that the genetic modification of food is necessary to help provide the overpopulated world with nutrition and subsidence, while a vast percentage believe that GMOs is nothing more than food with very little actual nutrition. Supporters of GMOs believe that the genetic modification of foods allows for increased food production and more resilient, easy to maintain nutritious crops. They believe GMOs offer an important tool for battling the serious worldwide issues of malnutrition. GMO foods can have vitamins and minerals added to them through genetic modifications to achieve greater nutritive benefits to those who eat them. This is especially common and important in developing countries that don’t always have the access to needed resources. Over the past few years, multiple countries have completely banned GMOs and the pesticides that go along with them, and they are doing so for a reason. In fact, most developed nations in the civilized world do not consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are noteworthy restrictions or outright bans on the creation and sale of GMOs. In the U.S., the government has approved GMOs based on research conducted by the same corporations that created them and profit from their sale. More and more Americans are taking matters into their own hands and

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