Thirteen years ago, a group of Greenpeace activists broke into a field near Norwich and ruined a crop of genetically modified wheat. This began a case against GM crops, and research slowed down following the incident. Recently, George Freeman, the MP for Mid Norfolk, stated that the research is taking off again and it’s unstoppable. He argues that we must embrace GM because it will prevent future food shortages.
Greenpeace calls this claim a hoax. Instead of safely increasing our food supply, GM crops act as a tool for large corporations to gain power and damage the environment. Large corporations want to use these crops to make farmers dependent on their products, including very expensive genetically engineered seeds. They even manufacture unique pesticides that will lead to even stronger pesticides as insects grow resistant. GM crops risk growing uncontrollably and infiltrating nearby farms that grow a different product. We don’t know the long-term effects of GM crops on our bodies, but Greenpeace asserts that our world and our bodies are not a testing ground. They suggest checking labels and buying foods locally to protect the environment and ourselves.