BREITBART – The CSTD is currently in contention over genetically modified organisms (GMOs), divided between developed and developing nations on whether they should be implemented. Developed countries have chosen to incorporate GMO technology into their solutions, utilizing NGOs and corporations to help disperse this agricultural practice. Developing nations, however, have vastly different opinions.
“When we put GMOs into our foods, that’s…unhealthy for our soil, which is important to us,” the Bolivian delegate commented. Unfortunately, these delegates seem to be ignoring the benefits that GMOs bring to under-developed populations. The cheap production price coupled with the fast pace at which the crop grows means that GMOs could help to combat world hunger. When faced with this fact, Bolivia defended “within Bolivian culture, we value preservation [of the earth].”
It’s difficult to understand how underdeveloped nations choose to reject delivery of cheap and fast food, instead electing for research on biodiversity but “…not necessarily implementation [of the findings],” the delegate from Thailand noted. Perpetuating their poverty after faced with a fast and appropriate solution is troublesome, especially when opting for research that will not be ready any time in the near future. How is the UN supposed to work towards a sustainable solution when Member States aren’t willing to cooperate?
Fortunately, the United States is serving as a strong voice within the body, explaining how GMOs “are resistant towards environmental hazards, are vitamin enriched, and more nutritious. They are a better utilization of food supply.” It is obvious the deep amount of confidence that many of the developed member states in the CSTD have in the leader of the free world and talks of a merger is on the floor.
Hopefully, the underdeveloped nations of the CSTD will eventually realize how beneficial US aid has been in the past, and move to follow the resolution set forth to focus on implementation of GMOs and acknowledge the subsequent advantages of this decision.