Genetically Modified Organisms:Its Dangers to Human Society

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Corn, soybeans, golden rice, and tomatoes have one point in common. These foods are genetically modified organisms. Genetically Modified Organisms(GMOs), also known as transgenic crops or biotech foods, refer to organisms whose gene has been transformed using modern technology. As the global population has grown dramatically over the years, the necessity of more food to eat increased also. That is why the technology which modifies the gene of the organism was used to invent varieties of vegetables for increased productivity and high quality. These days, many genetically modified foods appear on our dining table. Sugar beet, cotton, sugar cane, corn, soybeans, golden rice and tomatoes are the representatives of GM crops and you could easily see these foods in supermarket shelves. Even animal products such as meat, milk, and eggs often contain genetically engineered genes, since the animals are fed by GM foods. The first vegetable which was made by gene manipulation was tomatoes in the 1980’s. After this success, many scientists and food companies began to pay attention to this new form of organism and tried to produce many genetically modified foods by using new technologies. Especially, they used this technology anticipating pest-impervious organisms, more yield of crops, and resistance to natural diseases such as droughts. As a result, many agriculture companies use genetic engineering technology in food processing and these foods appear on our dinner table. As it is stated above, people are exposed to plenty of GM foods in daily life. However, modern people who consume those GM crops everyday do not realize that these genetically modified foods are environmentally dangerous, are risky to human health, and cause economic concerns...

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...ose gene has manipulated surpass the original good purpose of the development. However, people aren’t aware of these dangers and drawbacks of GM foods and just consume these foods, even not knowing which food is genetically engineered. Thus, the ministry of Food and Drug safety, a government-affiliated organization which is in charge of citizen’s health in regard to foods and drugs, should conduct a systematic safety review and regulate the law about labeling the components of produces so that the consumers recognize what they are purchasing and avoid if they are concerned about the dangers of it. Also, they ought to provide public advertisements of the dangers of GMOs to make people aware of these drawbacks. Furthermore, consumers need to shop smartly by buying organic foods or non-GM foods. It could be another way to make people healthier and preserve environment.
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