Listen to two friends talking about genetically modified food. Frank is for GM food, but Ann is against it.

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Upper intermediate: B2


I think GM food is dangerous to our eco-system,so we`d better not eat GM food

We all know that world population is growing more and more. So we need to find new sources of food. That's true. But I do agree with Ann about companies dominance on such industry. This will make companies more stronger and more rich and poor will be more poor and needy. This can be threatening in future. As we can see now that some poor countries become the haven of extremists. So I believe that we must be careful while we are choosing new ways.


I think the only problem with GM food is the loss of tasty.


I agree with TanyaK. I think we need GM food and there are less risks than profits. Many people protest against GM food but they are OK with transgenic animals which we use for producing e.g. insulin for patients with diabetes or for antibiotics. I think that transgenic animals hide more risks - we put human genes into animals' bodies!

This topic needs good law basis but refusing GM food does not solve anything.

I don´t like the GM food because I think it doesn´t have taste and isn´t deliciuos like a non GM food

Here in Brazil we already use some GM foods, like soya, amoung others. There's a good intention behind the idea of GM foods, like decrease the hunger around the world, specially in poors contries, but unfornately the comercial interest will grow up and the humanity will forget this. Tks e sorry my intermediate english.

Hi Camila, I agree with you about commercial interests. I believe that nowadays companies in some countries are stronger than governments. In some cases, they even can influence other countries' future. So we have to do care about it. Thanks 


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Weather to give chance to Gm food or not is a matter of experimantation and debate. Those who are with GM foods should offer themselves voluntry intake for 15-20 years, so that as the time passes people would themself come to know positive and negative effects of GM foods. I think markets should be open to both types of consumer rather than forcing people to consume modified food.

I also don't like GM Food because of their taste, but they're good out of season. we can enjoy any food whenever ^^