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Arguments Against Genetically Modified Foods

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GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD ARE SAFE AND NUTRITIOUS
Opening Statement ANTHONY:
Genetically modified food is safe and nutritious, in fact the long term health effects and health risks of genetically modified foods are not yet known, and this could show that there is a possibility of there not being any problems with GMOs at all. If there was something that was seriously wrong with Gmo foods, we would know about it. The way media is today, there is no doubt in my mind that we wouldn't we hearing about it.

Argument one GABBY:
GMOs can also be used as a “healthier” alternative to pesticides, which are used to reduce the amount of bugs that eat at the food during their crop season. Because pesticides aren’t healthy for consumption depending on how
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There is no significant difference between GM foods and non-GM foods.
There are no inherent differences between foods produced from genetically modified (GM) plants and those from non-GM crops http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/gmos_india/pro_con.html Second Argument.
GMO food are bigger and cheaper to produce, thus it is easier to feed more people for less money.
Third Argument.
GMO Foods help eliminate the need for pesticides and other insect killing products. Lowering the pesticide content in our food will help increase our health. Also, GMOS can help prevent the spoilage of food increasing the amount produced each year.

Fourth Argument
Most GMO foods are actually healthier for you

REBUTTALS
Genetic modification is nothing new. People have manipulated foods and food crops for millennia, through methods ranging from fermentation to classical selection. Genetic engineering is just the latest form of biotechnology—the most precise method yet. http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/gmos_india/pro_con.html
- There are no inherent differences between foods produced from genetically modified (GM) plants and those from 3non-GM
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http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/gmos_india/pro_con.html

Gabby:
PROS:
Gmo’s can make food healthier (our argument):
Bruise free potatoes- will not cause cancer
GMO’s are bigger and you get more for your dollar
Can help end world hunger

RE=Rebuttal - Thing we say back

CONS:
1. Gmo’s use harmful chemicals - RE: Nope, they don’t - -By moving a piece of DNA from one organism into another, scientists are not introducing a "foreign" substance. The new gene merely prompts the modified organism to express a desired trait.
2. GMOS are not natural - RE; Yes they are look above /\ /\ /\
3. Gmo’s are made in a lab - So what? That doesn’t mean they are inherently bad.
4. Gmo’s don't taste as good-RE; who cares because that's your opinion, some gmo’s are made specifically to taste good.
5. Government insight is very relaxed Re: Companies that wish to release a GM seed or the product of a GM crop are required to test the safety of that product. If the product is made from an organism containing a known allergen, it must be tested for safety. -No one has substantiated a single human death, or even illness, as a result of consuming GMOs
6. GM
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