The Effects of Genetically Modified Foods on the Human Body

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What are the Effects of Genetically Modified Foods on the Human Body?

For many years, Companies have been using GMOs or Genetically Modified Organisms in their food products. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), genetically modified organisms can be defined as “organisms in which the genetic material DNA has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally”. These organisms are used in the majority of food products across the world making people think that the use of GMOs is nothing out of the ordinary. What consumers do not realize are the potential health risks they have on the human body. In Jeffery Smith's article (2011), The Fight Against GMOS, he states that doctors have been prescribing people to consume no genetically modified foods and biologist Pushpa M. Bhargava, PhD, believes that there may be a major reason for the recent rise in serious illnesses in the US (Smith 2011, p. 10). It is apparent that continuously altering genes in these organisms must have some possible health consequences. This research paper considers the possible heath risks on the human body and has the answers to the following questions:
1. How do GMOS affect human health?
2. Why is Contamination the biggest threat?
3. What are the food labels not showing consumers?
People need to understand the health risks of GM foods to make better choices and become aware about what is really going on in the food industry. This paper will help open the eyes of consumers about what they are really ingesting.
How do GMOs affect human health?
Various questions have started to spread regarding how GMOs affect the human body. According to the article written by Melissa Smith, Say No to GMOS (2011), she states that: Based on animal research ...

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...ywhere. Understanding how much the GMOS affect the human body will help make more consumers aware of just how bad GM foods and other pesticides used with them really are.

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