Gmo And Their Danger : Genetically Modified Organisms

1120 Words Apr 25th, 2016 5 Pages
Nicholas Henderson
Dr. Neal Stidham
ENG 112
24 April 2016
GMO, and their Danger Genetically modified organisms are they the future or are they the end? Genetically modified organisms allow unparalleled control over our environment, but should we give ourselves that control, now? Or should we wait until we have proven to everyone that we are deserving of this control. Until we have proper regulations and controls, we should stop producing our food products using GMO’s. Impartial testing and research must occur within research institutes that are not supported by GMO companies. The findings of a study reported by The International Journal of Biological Sciences show that GMO crops/foods need to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for their safety for consumption “as is largely admitted and agreed by regulators” (Joël Spiroux de Vendômois). What these scientists found during a study of the three GM maize varieties are new side effects linked to the consumption of these cereals was revealed. They were often sex and dose dependent and the effects were concentrated in the kidney and liver metabolism, most likely linked to the new pesticides included with these GMO’s. These GM maize varieties induced a state of hepatorenal toxicity a type of progressive kidney failure seen in people with liver damage. The new health concerns, hepatorenal toxicity, are most likely due to the new pesticides (herbicides and/or insecticides). “These substances have never before been an integral…
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