Gmo And Ge 's Is A Dangerous Future

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Lately, regardless of where anyone looks whether at their local market or in their local grocery store, there is someone selling Genetically Modified Organisms/Genetically Engineered (GMO/GE) foods. GMO’s/GE’s can come in a range of different varieties from fresh vegetables and fruits to various medications or even flowers. Numerous individuals do not think twice about what they buy, but as the trend of GMO’s/GE’s continue, these individuals might have to think twice about the effects. However, depending on how they utilize GMO’s/GE’s, they can and have already contributed to both beneficial and damaging effects. Scientists though, continue to look towards the future of food where one day they believe the benefits will out way the dangers…show more content…
becomes wasted. Notwithstanding this fact, as with Arctic apples, by utilizing GMO’s/GE’s, there able to turn the gene that controls browning off, allowing food to last longer. Another situation comes from the United Nations Food Program when they expressed “some 805 million people […] do not have enough food to lead a healthy, active life…” and “poor nutrition causes nearly half the deaths in children under five.” In this case, scientists utilized GMO’s/GE’s to enrich rice with vitamin A, called Golden rice, to help areas that lack vitamin A. Nevertheless, anti-GMO groups completely contradict these facts and believes GMO’s/GE’s will damage the future. (Chien) The majority of individuals in this contention believes that GMO’s/GE’s not only undermines our health, but all around hazardous. Anti-GMO groups mention numerous reasons for their conviction, one of which happened when Showa Denko, created a GE brand of L-tryptophan in 1989. This supplement not only killed 37 individuals, but left over 5,000 others permanently disabled or with enosinophilia myagia syndrome. Later in 1994, the FDA approved a GE hormone called rBGH, by Monsanto. Scientists tried to warn the FDA that cows with elevated levels of a hormone, called Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF-1) and injected with rBGH, could cause various types of cancers. It was not till 1998, when the drug then became banned. These groups not only believe that GMO/GE crops

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