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Islamic Beliefs About GMOs

In 1968, Paul R. Ehrlich predicted that the United States would face a major food shortage in the 1970s and 65 million Americans would starve to death between 1980-1989. In the rest of the world, said Ehrlich, the situation would be worse. But Ehrlich was wrong. Humans developed genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that are strong, sturdy, […]

June 18th

Jewish Beliefs About GMOs

Photo by Miran Rijavec available on Flickr Like most environmental issues, the growing supply of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food raises many concerns. Although GMO crops can feed more people, they also put people’s health at risk and degrade the environment. Small farmers can make more money growing and selling more crops, but buying GMO seeds […]

June 9th

Vandana Shiva and the Fight for Our World

The use of genetically modified food, or GMOs, is controversial. Some argue that genetically modified crops are good because they can contain vitamins and minerals that improve people’s health and allow higher quantities of food to be produced, so more people can eat. But others are worried about “playing God,” as well as the increased risks to the […]

August 27th

Playing God? The Morality Behind the GMO Debate

by Brian Liberatore The perils of playing God have weighed on humanity’s conscience  for millennia – from Icarus’s fateful flight to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  But hubris is seldom a straight-forward moral issue.  And the faster science races forward, the more complicated these issues grow.  Few have sparked so much controversy among environmentalists as the question […]

December 13th