30) Many Americans do not know that genetically modified foods are a staple of United States agriculture. Genetically modified foods are harmful to the human body because: they harm internal organs, cause birth defects in babies, and can potentially lead to cancer. Genetically modified foods, also known as “GMO’s” “is the manipulation of DNA by humans to change essential genetic makeup of plants and animals.” (Mather, Pg. 42) New technology allows scientists to remove the genetic material from one plant species and insert them into another plant species, thus creating a new gene quality. This allows plants to produce pesticides and herbicides.
Older methods of killing pests are harmful to the environment. For example, crop dusting contaminates the air and kills several organisms necessary to our ecosystem. By genetically modifying crops, air and water pollution will be reduced. This will cause an increase in the quality of the conditions in which our food is grown, in affect making them healthier for us to consume. Fruits and vegetables provide necessary nutrients that people need to lead healthy lives.
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According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the agriculture health of the United States requires the concurrent feasibility, or coexistence of organic crops and genetically modified crops (Keifer 1241). The coexistence of these two crops has been threatened by gene flow. The modified crops spread their genes to the non-modified crops. This threatens the organic status and ... ... middle of paper ... ...Works Cited Charman, Karen. Genetically Engineered Food: Promises & Perils.
Despite the obvious benefits of more nutritious foods and crops that are hardier and more resistant to harsher climates, there are some concerns surrounding GM foods. Each new alteration can cause an unforeseen allergic reaction, negate the effects of antibiotics, or potentially cause some adverse effects to the environment (Falkner 101). Every newly developed GM food must be tested on a case by case basis as there is no universal method that determines the safety of all modified components. As a result, long term effects of ingesting food with altered material are unknown. You may not know it, but in the United States GM foods are quite prevalent.
Research shows in the article, “GMOs and Genetically Modified Foods Risks and Dangers of GMOs”, that, “This can create an overproduction of allergens, toxins, carcinogens, or antinutrients.” This disseminates with clarity that GM crops can create many different allergens a... ... middle of paper ... ...before its too late. GMOs can cause your environment to be glum and unhappy, save your environment before its too late. GM seeds can travel from one place to another really quickly so stop them from doing so by telling people around you about how harmful these devil seeds can be. Don’t get your hopes up on thinking about how this “great” GMO can help solve world hunger because I have a feeling that you’ll be disappointed. Works Cited Bailey, Britt.
The next step involves E.coli bacteria. Gaps are created in the E.coli DNA and when the soil bacteria and E.coli are introduced to one another some of the E.coli DNA recombines with the Roundup® resistant bacteria. Then, the bio technician smuggles the engineered DNA into the cells of the corn plant they want to modify. Cells will naturally reject foreign DNA so th... ... middle of paper ... ... Problems With GMOs.
There are some effects GM crops may have on the environment. Crops and wild plants around the GM crops could become contaminated with the special genes that are put into the GM crop. New weeds deemed 'super-weeds' may change drastically which would be extremely hard or impossible to eradicate. Pollution coming from these harmful chemicals could possibly increase or decrease. Wildlife could be harmed by the dangerous toxins produced in... ... middle of paper ... ...st. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 09 July 2013.
This is why vegans don’t eat meat because animals are fed GMOs such as corn and soy just to make them fatten up faster despite detrimental health issues associated with these unnatural diets. Vegans believe that the modification “turns the whole plant itself into a pesticide, literally” which can cause severe allergies, organ failure, hormone imbalances, weight gain, behavioral and developmental issues, “to name a few” (Ettinger). As there are so many side effects due to eating GMOs, vegans take the choice to steer away from any such problems that can occur. When they buy fruits and vegetab... ... middle of paper ... .... Web.