Americans and The Monsanto Protection Act Essay
The agency Greenpeace does not support GMO’s because of it’s concern for the environment. The lives of the Monarch Butterflies are being threatened because of the Bacillus Thuringiensis toxin found in the pollen from genetically modified maize. That BT toxin also has residue that is left in the soil, and without studies of long term effects to rely on there can be possible damage done to the soil ecosystems. Certain organic plants we consume today may not be able to survive in the new soil produced. There is also a herbicide called Roundup that can potentially interfere with hormones, and has been found toxic to tadpoles. In the United Kingdom a study was performed to see how exactly does the effects of herbicide affect wildlife. There are now fewer weed flowers for species of butterflies to feed on, and that leads to there being 24% fewer of their kind. In addition there are fewer seeds for birds to feed on, and there are much less amounts of the beneficial nitrogen-fixing bacteria (Environmental and Health Impacts).
All of these can be seen as components that can lead to a