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Gmo Essay

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Since their first moment on shelves in 1994, the safety of GMOs has been a controversial topic. GMOs or genetically modified organisms are ‘advanced’ organisms created by scientists taking helpful fragments of other species DNA and inserting into the DNA stream of another organism. GMOs have created tomatoes that don't freeze in the winter, and apple that cannot become brown, but at what cost? Citizens have voiced their concerns regarding modifying natural plants and after research overall, it became clear that GMOs are harmful to other organisms. GMOs have been linked to bacterial infections, and very severe consequences like chronic conditions and birth defects, which most likely coincides with the rapidly increasing amount of dangerous…show more content…
The long-term health effects that come with using GMOs conclusively outweigh the few positives.
Majorly, most of the American population believes that the use of GMOs on crops leads to little to no pesticide use. What many people are not aware of is that pesticide usage has actually grown since GMO crops have become more popular. According to information from the ‘Earth's Open Source’, an organization dedicated to stronger crops and better farming methods, the allowed residue limit of glyphosate, the world's top weed killer, has also been increased.
(Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) - Myths and Truths) After a high increase in pesticide and herbicide usage, a substantial decrease in the populations of helpful and beautiful insects such as the Monarch butterfly occurred. Scientists have concluded that this is almost definitely an effect of high pesticide consumption. Another important piece of evidence coinciding with the death of natural resources from GMO crops is a significant rise in SDS or sudden death syndrome. SDS is a disease that inhabits plants and makes them turn yellow and die quicker than they averagely would. The profound increase of sudden death syndrome could lead farmers to lose approximately 10% of their crops each yielding period. (Huffstutter, pg 3) While
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