Everything in our live have two sides: one is good and another one is bad. It is hard to find perfect things. The genetically modified (GM) foods like other things have both sides which are good and bad in the same time. Now, GM foods are a big debate if it is good or bad for people’s health. The GM Foods mean food that produced from organic that had specific changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering. Even though GMF are causing damage environment and affecting on original farmers, in general most GMF have some advantages. GM food can provide low cost and it may be lower than the organic foods. It save the time. It provides a good size and new products. It feeds more people, especially poor countries.
First, the benefit of GMF is the cost maybe lower than the organic foods. The economic will be high in country by using GMF. So, if the price is cheap, it will be convenient for both farmers and consumers. According to Tunceren & Benson (2010) as cited in (Christie), Monsanto Company sells the alfalfa, and this alfalfa was GM to prevent weeds from growing in the crops (118). Farmers can protect their farms by using alfalfa. Then, they will sell them for more than one market. So, they will success in their business. This alfalfa is good to protect crops and environment. Even though, there are negative side of using alfalfa. In his writing, Ban on Monsanto GM Alfalfa Upheld, Tunceren & Benson (2010) as cited in (Christie) maintained that alfalfa is growing out of the U.S. for livestock and every years again. Therefore, the environment groups, organic farmers, and consumer groups are angry because it will mix with other varieties of alfalfa, weeds will become impossible to kill, and it will bad for export business (119). These group do not like the alfalfa. However, it is a good for farmers who cannot afford the biotechnology. In addition, the neutral have disease and pollution without using alfalfa. For instance, Malaria and position plants, they are neutral, and they have one said which is bad. Comparing with alfalfa which has a good and bad effect in the same time.
Also, the consumers will be satisfied because they will find a good price that lower than the neutral foods. So, they will find all what they need with a good price. In addition, Monsanto company can attract a lot of consumers by putting labels in it is the product. These labels can change consumers’ attitude because they will give them information about the products. Huffman, Shogren, Rousu & Tegene, (2003) agreed when they wrote, “Two prominent environmental groups, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, believe GM labeling would benefit consumers, and these groups advocate labels on GM foods to give consumers the right to choose whether to consume GM products” (483). Therefore, the label can change the consumers’ opinion.
Also, GMOs can save time and money especially with farmers. Using GM crops can help to cultivate the crops in any seasons and...