Genetically Modified Foods ( Gmos )

898 WordsApr 21, 20164 Pages
“Have you ever thought about what is in your food?” In today’s society Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs) can be found and purchased in most farmers markets across the United States. Genetically modified foods are designed to resist or tolerate pesticides, insects, and viruses (Segen’s Medical Dictionary). When changing the DNA makeup of an organism it alters the gene pool and can in fact lead to an unstable living environment. Genetically modified food is harmful not only to humans but to all organisms living in close proximity to genetically modified food crops. Genetically modified foods have been proven to be unhealthy, cause organ disruption, and harm the environment. Genetically modified foods are enhanced to adapt to different environments by genetically altering the genes of an organism by altering those genes it becomes unhealthy for human consumption. Monsanto is a major corporation that is responsible for producing three fourths of Americas genetically modified seeds. In the 1990’s Monsanto started a study that fed genetically modified tomatoes too rats so they could record the effects for research purposes. The rats in the study started to develop legions inside of their stomachs shortly after consuming the genetically altered tomato. At the conclusion of the study only seven of the original forty rats survived. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed the data from the study and made a statement that said genetically modified food could in fact be a
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