Genetically modifying foods is an imprecise experiment with widespread repercussions that is harmful to practically everyone involved and should be stopped. This relatively modern technology gives scientists the ability to change and swap the DNA make-up of any species. While this may seem like a breakthrough, it causes many problems for people who eat the modified food, for the plants that are changed, for the farmers who typically grow the original plants, and also for the environment. Another reason we should stop altering food is that no long-term tests have been done to see what side affects could occur, and in tests that have shown negative results these results are disregarded by the U.S. government. Big corporations are too busy making money to care if this will change our world as we know it forever.
The media has people focused on the wrong side of the debate. Banning genetic engineering, an important biotechnology, would be an impossible and foolish fight. In a world with a tremendously fast growing population, climate changes due to global warming, and economical faults, GMOs might be the best solution. Most people joining the fight against GMOs have no idea what they are and unaware of the many benefits. A genetically modified organism is a plant or animal that has had a gene from another organism inserted into it providing a desired trait.
Daily numerous of health risk are being caused by genetically mortified organisms. The FDA should be abolished because it harms health, safety and the environment. “If genetically modified food on the market cause common disease, mild symptoms, or have long-term impact, we may never know. There’s no monitoring” (Genetically Modified Foods). Genetically modified organisms are unnatural foods made up by organisms and their DNA is changed by using genetic engineering.
Genetically modified foods helpful or harmful? Genetically Modified Organisms are one of the most controversial issues facing our world today. GMOs are foods produced from organisms that have had specific changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering for improvement of productivity and product quality. GMOs have raised concerns over whether or not there beneficial or harmful to our health. It is not secret that GMO foods have had a dramatic impact on the world and humans deserve to know how they are not all that they appear to be.
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?
Genetically Modified Foods can cause allergies, destroy ecosystems, and are dangerous to eat. Therefore they should not be allowed to distribute them in our supermarkets. Genetically Modified Foods are a health hazard and will not improve anything except create more world issues. Genetically Modified Foods should not be mistaken with Hybrid crops. Hybrid crops are plants whom breed with other plants producing a better offspring, for the consumtion of the consumer.
Therefore, a debate has been sparked on whether genetically modified organisms should be required to be labeled as such when you purchase food. There are many negative consequences of allowing genetically modified organisms in our food, the most obvious ones having to deal with the harm it can cause to your body. Allowing genetically modified organisms into your food can allow for toxins to be added to your food. For example, workers in Washington sprayed to protect against gypsy moths and as a r... ... middle of paper ... ...ied Food Fight: The FDA Should Step Up To The Regulatory Plate So States Do Not Cross The Constitutional Line." Minnesota Law Review 98.1 (2013): 356-384.
But there are huge risks involved in tampering with nature's code. GM foods could have unpredictable effects on the environment and on our health. The debate surrounding genetically modified foods has left consumers both confused and sceptical. Interest groups seem to produce experts whose views are so convincingly opposed that consumers simply don’t know who to believe. Are genetically modified foods safe?
Crops are what physically keep us going as a planet, so when science and farming became one, we knew that the outcome was probably going to be a bad outcome, one that would have us all. Farming and science are two different topics that should not go together. According to the article “Dangers of GMO Foods” on Livestrong, “Once GMO’s are planted, they can do harm to nearby crops” (Livestrong). The harm this could have on the planet is one that will end up doing more bad than good. Planting GMO crops will affect the crops, and possibly the livestock around the vicinity of these Genetically Modified crops.
Moreover, the temptation of an increased profit from a cheap rate of production for genetically modified foods has blinded many ambitious companies from realizing the health concerns regarding their customers. (PBS, par 80) Ultimately, genetically modified crops which are unnatural to the earth serve as gateways for superbugs to enter organic farms and lands surrounding these synthesized crops. (PBS, par 59) The abnormal structures and unnatural substances in genetically modified foods have proven to have harmful affects on the body. With such a dominant presence in the food industry, genetically modified foods have leaked into peoples’ staple foods, having a consistent attack on people’s health. One of the pressing health complications that come with genetically engineered foods is allergies.