The Pros And Cons Of Genetically Modified Food

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Consumers are at the top of the food chain. Advancement in technology has changed the way of living and eating nutritious food without bioengineered or GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) genes. GMO’s are artificial organisms created from combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes used to increase animal feed and industrial growth in the world. Organic eating is beneficial to the wellbeing of the human body and its health. Americans have eaten GMO’s for many years whether they knew they were eating them or against eating them. Genetically modified foods were first approved for human consumption in the United States two decades ago, and the amount of these foods worldwide is increasing every year. For example, these major crops…show more content…
Genetically modified foods are not in comparison to healthier foods available because they contain foreign genes, viral vectors and antibiotic markers that are new to the human diet. Each day that GMO’s are eaten, research and arguments discussed if there is enough scientific evidence showing food allergies, chronic toxic effects, infections from bacteria, the body resisting antibiotics and infections that are untreatable are conditions that impact the health of humans. However, there are organizations that believe genetically modified food has unproven results, even though there is plenty of evidence to suggest it is unsafe (Paarlberg 226). Furthermore, data presented in 2012 concluded that plant nucleic acids when ingested by humans could regulate human genes, and upon digestion in the intestines, consumers are at risk for developing enzymes and hormones related to colon, breast and prostate cancer; and these hidden risks prevent disease-causing bacteria resistant to current antibiotics in the body, which leads to an increase in spreading the disease in the population (Chrispeels 5). Many organizations and anti-GMO advocates provide campaigns and education resources so people are aware of what GMO’s are, how they impact the human body and the rights they have to reject uses of GMO

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