Genetically altered foods have benefits and disadvantages. The choice of being an opponent or a proponent to genetically enhanced foods is ultimately up to the consumer. Seed producing companies such as Monsanto have a monopoly over how our food is produced and what is acceptable and safe for human and animal consumption. The lack of labeling of foods that contain GMOs sparks controversy with people who believe they have a right to know exactly what they’re eating and if it is safe for their health. This is an issue that affects any person eating food so it is important for one to know the pros and cons of GMOs.
Modifying plants genetically forms viruses, bacteria, and othe... ... middle of paper ... ... indoors and the gardener controls the season. It is also a great way to spend wholesome, quality time with your family. In conclusion, there are many alternatives rather than using GMO. There may be many positive impacts of genetically modified foods but there are way more negative, harmful side effects and consequences when creating, eating, or using gmo foods. Gmo’s do not only affect the health of the human population but it also affects nature around us.
Genetically modified organisms are known to carry many risks along with its benefits. Many studies have shown that eating new genetically modified organisms cause more allergic reactions found in people some of the reason is even if people don’t consume GMO crops. Animals are being fed GMO products such as soy beans, and corn then the animal is consumed by us. Many GMO’s pose great environmental damage by crossbreeding with weeds. This is a threat because most genetically modified crops are made to be herbicide resistance, when cross-breeding happens the weeds also become resistant to herbicides making it easier for them to spread.
The GM crops are currently are on stores and are mainly aimed to increase the level of crop protection. Herbicide is “ A substance that is toxic to plants, used to destroy unwanted vegetation.” (Dictonary.com), I believe that herbicide tolerance is achieved through the gene from a bacterium disinclination to accept herbicides. In situations where food is a high pressure crop has a result in reduction in the amount of the herbicides used. The herbicides that are on food make people more likely to get sick scientist say in MIT Cambridge have found that this effect occurs slowly around the cellular systems around the body, also effecting the most common problem such as disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart diseases and depression. Other studies have found that GMO’S are contained a high level of toxic and can link to cancer.
This can mean disaster for the surrounding natural organisms. These GM crops, which have been created to fight pests and weeds, can easily win in a competition for survival. Long-term effects include endangering these unmodified species, or even driving them to extinction. Another problem is that consumers don’t know when they’re eating GM foods. You might be allergic to fish, and then you go grocery shopping.
This also lead to the starvation.According to the information from The Food an... ... middle of paper ... ...use the allergic respose to human body. If the growing of GM crops which are destructive to our environment, why do you still obstinately trust contribution from the GM crops? what are the advantages of dedicating a lot of time and capital to dig a grave for the world? Some companies want to earn more money, they usually tell the half-truth to the citizens.So, the citizens won’t be suspicious the effectiveness and safe of GM food. It is Because, Monsanto know that most of the citizens don’t pay attention to the food they are eating.
In conclusion, Monsanto is destroying the genetic integrity of most naturally grown foods, ruining the life style of many small farmers who depend on their crops to make a living, and are stealing money from people who have Monsanto’s corn on their land just from natural cross breeding of plants. The public needs to hear about what Monsanto is doing. Their website seems perfectly happy and makes them seem super good and environmentally friendly but that’s what is made to do. They only tell you what they want you to hear not what you need to hear.
In the recent years , genetically modified food and organisms have been the center of talk in the food department . These products have replaced our old diet of genetically altered foods, which has had a tremendous impact on not only our health , but also on the environment. One of the biggest problems with these genetically modified products , is that the big named companies are not required to label if their products are genetically modified. They are way to many negatives to weigh out the pluses on this topic and that is why most Americans are against genetically modified food. Genetically modified foods are foods from organisms that have been genetically engineered.
This can be a challenging topic to discuss due to its short existence. We have not been exposed to these genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for enough time to see its effects on our health. For the most part, conclusions of health effects are solemnly predictions based on current GMO consumers in the last thirteen years (Satris, 373). As Bailey states, so far we have not seen great health effects on human consumers and states that the toxins used are only harmful to the pest that interfere with the harvesting crops (Satris, 355). The less bad crop batches farmers have to rid off, the more the farmer is able to produce and sell.
The only engineered foods you may see will not be the soybeans or potatoes that have more protein or less fat but the herbicide resistant corn or pest resistant wheat. These foods have shown to be profitable for both farmers and corporations. Consumers have been wary of these modified foods since the Flavr Savr tomato, the first consumer orientated genetically modified organism (GMO), hit the market, prompting biotechnology firms to focus their research on the cash crops: soybeans, corn and wheat. These large corporations are after the profit if there are benefits to society then that is only an afterthought. “Biotechnology executives say it's too complex and costly to create innovative fruits and vegetables that farmers might not plant in large numbers and consumers might not be willing to pay more for, or even accept,”(Fulmer 2).