Genetically Modified Organisms : Do You Really Know What You Are Eating?

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Genetically Modified Organisms:Do You Really Know What You Are Eating? Trends and correlations between the foods we eat, and the disorders we are developing are rising tremendously. Some would even use the term "epidemic" when looking at the data comparing the use of genetically modified food, like corn and grain, as well as the meats eaten, and the increase of neurological disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Pesticide and the engineering done to plants to be able to resist the pesticides, are causing detrimental damage to not only the people and animals consuming them, but the environment and ecosystem around them as well. The companies responsible for the production of these pesticides and…show more content…
Genetically modified organisms are found in all major countries, and have sprung up in smaller countries in the past decade as well. The trends with ADHD are the same across the board. "Canadian researchers found that children with substantially higher levels of a certain type of pesticide were twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD"(NBCnews.com). A recent study done in Iran shows similar results. " We found significant independent associations between the sweet and fast food dietary patterns and the prevalence of ADHD" (Sciencedirect.com). These are the results of a controlled study done in Iran, with four food groups; "sweet"," fast food", "western", and " healthy". The western and the healthy did not produce any negative results, whereas the sweet and the fast food did. This was not surprising at all. High fructose corn syrup, corn products that the already genetically modified cows are eating for the beef for the hamburger etcetera, it is all loaded with genetically modified organisms. Looking further into these studies, there was no direct mention of the accusation of genetically engineered food, but was implied with the foods them self. Making sure that Iran was part of the genetically modified circus, I researched countries that use genetically modified food products. "In 2005 Iran and Czech Republic were added to the list of countries commercially
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