anonymous
  • anonymous
What environmental hazards exist because of man’s desire for profit? Choose one environmental hazard that exists because of man’s desire to profit and give a brief explanation for how that hazard could be corrected if man sought what was right.
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gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
Can you please post this in the Science section. Thank you! ^u^
anonymous
  • anonymous
^gabbyalicorn is right :) GMOs are a good example. GMO, or Genetically Modified Organisms, is a plant or animal that has been genetically engineered to create a specific set of traits including size, shelf life and color vibrancy. Out-crossing is an environmental hazard of GMOs, and it's basically where egineered genes transfer from genetically modified crops to conventional crops. A transfer can happen by means of wind, insect pollination, etc. The foreign genes can cross with and contaminate these other species, resulting in a hybridization of the genetically modified crop plant with a non-GMO plant. This could radically alter entire ecosystems if the hybrid plants thrived. GMOs also increase the use of herbicides and pesticides, which are known to be potentially harmful towards pregnant woman and humans in general.

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