The precautionary principle states that if the results of a specific set of actions are unknown and the risk could be potentially disastrous that no action will be therefore be taken. Thus, it is 100% necessary to use the utmost precaution before acting when we put Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) into our bodies.
This concept applies to many facets of science; in this case we will examine why GMO’s should be used on crops in the correct way. The problem is that most agricultural corporations are only concerned with profits and not the long-term well being of their customers. Yet, is there a correct way to modify an grain or plant so it is safe for human consumption?
The answer to this question has been debated by many experts for decades. Often agricultural giants will claim that GMO’s increase grain yields substantially, but this surely is not true.