Just because humans have made a ton of mistakes, and decisions that have either positively or negatively effected us or the environment that we live in, doesn't mean we have to so blatantly in the future. I am all for technology and technology helping or contributing to our lives, but i think we better be real careful about the decisions we make, more careful than we have been in the past especially now that we take so much pride in being a technologically advanced civilization. Pro's of GMO's : * Food that can deliver vaccines – bananas that produce hepatitis B vaccine * More nutritious foods – rice with increased iron and vitamins * Faster growing fish, fruit and nut trees * Plants producing new plastics Negative's * Potential human health impact: allergens, transfer of antibiotic resistance markers, unknown effects * Potential environmental impact: unintended transfer of transgenes through cross-pollination, unknown effects on other organisms (e.g., soil microbes), and loss of flora and fauna biodiversity * Domination of world food production by a few companies * Increasing dependence on Industralized nations by developing countries * Biopiracy – foreign exploitation of natural resources * Violation of natural organisms’ intrinsic values * Tampering with nature by mixing genes among species * Objections to consuming animal genes in plants and vice versa * Stress for animal * Labeling not mandatory in some countries (e.g., United States) * Mixing GM crops with non-GM confounds labeling attempts * New advances may be skewed to interests of rich countries Why we might have no other choice due to overpopulation: I will always chose natural and locally grown over GMO's. I think this world is slowly becoming a overpopulated mess. I will chose to live out my days in smaller cities and country town's, away from the mass's, eating as fresh food as I can possibly get.