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Are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Helping Poor People?

Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs are a hotly debated topic. These are plants are breaded and genetically engineered by scientist to produce a given outcome. Often that outcome is tastier fruit, resistance to harsh conditions and pests, and even adding more nutritional value to the food itself. Some people argue they are going to destroy the ecosystem, others say they are going to end world hunger. It’s the second part of that statement that’s most interesting to us. Are GMOs going to end world hunger? Although there is no definite answer yet, let’s look at what GMOs are currently doing for everyone, but especially low-income families in the United States.

It’s commonly known that low-income families are often unable to afford fresh foods, instead buying and consuming tons of processed and fast food which is usually cheaper. According to National Geographic, “More than 60 percent of all processed foods on U.S. supermarket shelves—including pizza, chips, cookies, ice cream, salad dressing, corn syrup, and baking powder—contain ingredient