Genetically And Genetically Modified Organisms

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A Genetically Modified Culture Genetically modified organisms are crops that have a gene from one organism inserted into the DNA sequence of another organism in order to gain beneficial traits (McWilliams 351). Beneficial traits that may result from the genetic modification of crops include herbicide resistance, insect resistance, or drought tolerance (McWilliams 351). The concept of genetically modifying food is a concept that makes many people skeptical about what is being done to the food that they eat. After careful research, it is evident that there are many potentially harmful aspects of genetically modified organisms. The negative aspects of genetically modified organisms include adverse health effects, their inability to solve world hunger, heavier use of pesticides and herbicides, loss of biodiversity, damage to the small farming business, the fact that the companies that control them have become too powerful, and inadequate labeling practices. A crucial drawback of genetically modified organisms is that they have the potential to cause many adverse health effects in the people who consume them. Research shows that eating food that contains genetically modified organisms can potentially put a person at risk for “infertility, immune system problems, accelerated aging, disruption of insulin and cholesterol regulation, gastrointestinal issues, and changes in organs” (SMITH). Recently, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine encouraged doctors urge patients to
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