Article #93 The Precautionary Principle and Global Consumption Rates

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.

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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.

This 2013 map measures countries around the word on their impact towards overall biocapacity and is known as the Ecological Deficit/Reserve Index. This is a measurement similar to Ecological Footprint; the main difference is that it relates Ecological Footprint to biocapacity to determine which regions in the world are using too much. (Map Credit: Global Footprint Network)
The Playstation 4 Seen here represents the most sold product ever sold with all Sony Playstation consoles selling a total of more than 350 Million consoles worldwide since its inception in December of 19994 (Photo Credit: Evan-Amos via Wikimedia Commons)