January 1, 1970 (Vol. , No. )

Nana Boakye

The much hue and crying about GM foods have concentrated a lot on the moral issues of our right to alter nature, the risks to the natural environment, the eventual risks to human health, as well as the risks to biodioversity. What those protests have failed to accept are the potential benefits that arise from GM foods.

The human body is invaded by a host of micro-organisms and viruses for which medicine has woefully failed to find a solution for. There is no cure for the common cold. GM technology can help man develop immunity of fight against some disease strains. This is a fact that those condemn the technology have to accept.

On the moral front, GM helps use modify available plants and animals in a way that will benefit us. God, in creating man, gave him a mind. Using the talents that God has given us to alter our environment and circumstances is, in my opinion, the best form of praise that man can give to God.

The fact must be accepted that GM has come to stay and is revolutionarizing what we eat and gives us choices. Lets commend our scientists for that.

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