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36564
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The author defined GMOs’ complexity by examining their crisis inducing potential, illustrated by incidents such as an increase in gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, and infertility. People may counter the crisis by endorsing crop variety, advocating small-scale farmers, increasing local food production and consumption, and decreasing fertilizer use. Until the crisis passes, the author recommended avoiding GMOs by growing foods and purchasing certified organic foods. As for the difference between non-GMO and organic, Figart noted organic foods do not contain GMOs and are not exposed to pesticides.
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36206
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As a way to demystify the science behind Genetically Modified Plants, the author explains the difference between genetic modification, selective breeding, and hybridization. The author also notes that GMOs have been consumed for decades without any reported negative effects. As a caution, the author suggested that GMOs may allow for resistance development in insects, weeds, and other pests. He concluded with recommending organic or naturally grown vegetables if still reluctant to consume anything GMO generated.