People who support GM foods dismiss complaints that they might not be safe to eat. GM foods are likely to be more nutritious and contain smaller amounts of pesticide residues that foods raised by traditional farming methods. Food poisoning agents such as salmonella are natural and they kill thousands of people each year. Lots of plants produce powerful toxins to deter pests. With the technology of GM Crops including beans and cassava (a fruit grown in tropical countries) produce cyanide that can be removed before cooking. This is extremely useful for consumers to eat and for producers to make.
Genetically modified foods can be good and bad for humans and the economy. For example, if you do not cook an genetically modify foods it can cause us humans to become deathly ill. If the soil is not treated before the genetically modified seed is placed into the ground it can damage the soil and the earth around it.
So why do we use GMOs? Well there is a “So-called advantage” with these products that it costs less to produce and they are better quality. But do we know if they’re better quality or our bodies? There’s not enough research to prove that the human race and other organisms have suffered dire consequences from consuming these genetically engineered foods. However there are some linkages that link GMOs to some health problems, environmental damage, and farmer/consumer rights.
GMO’s or Genetically Modified Food is one of the most controversial topics that have been studied and debated for over 40 years. Scientists on both sides of the spectrum claim that these modified foods are safe for consumption, but also some argue that these foods are toxic and very harmful to human life. GMO’s are genetically modified organisms that are created and added in a lab experiment where DNA are extracted from one gene and added to another plant or animal. This allows the genes to mix with the DNA to create a desired product. For example, bigger apples, larger oranges, taller animals, and plants that can survive the changing climate. GMOs are different from organic food and products because chemicals and DNA modification is not needed for these natural stuff.
The reason this debate is not as large as it should be is because people do not care, simply because they do not know enough to care. Perhaps the reason Monsanto felt the need to release an article was because its owners feared that people would soon become skeptical of GMOs, and that it would cause a decrease in their profit. If more people were educated on the various health, crop, and environmental risks associated with GM, the anti-GMO movement would gain more momentum. If more of the foods not genetically modified started having “non-GMO” labels, people would begin to wonder what the big deal is and become suspicious of those that do not. In the long run, there is a decision to make: whether to let GMOs run their course, or stop them before they have the chance to do some serious
Gmos, genetically modified foods, are some of the most common science experiments we’ve done. We use them to alter our food either for better or for worse. I don’t believe we should use GMOs unless we truly have to because of the costs, health issues, and all of the unknown factors with the usage. We, today, depend on them more than we have to or should. I think there could be and are better things to put in place of GMOs that have better benefits. We just have to let them go and search for the right answer.
Genetically modified foods, or GM foods, are foods that have been modified to enhance certain traits for the purpose of making them more desirable. Genetic modifications alter the DNA of organisms to help it resist rotting, for example, as was the case for the first genetically modified tomato in 1994. The Food and Drug
GMO stands for genetically modified organism. It is a organism that has had changes introduced into its DNA by using techniques of genetic engineering. Genetically modified (GM) foods are foods that are produced by this method. Genetically modified crops were first introduced to the marketplace in the 1990s. Various different companies started emerging and began to grow many different modified crops including tomatoes and corn. Livestock is fed GM feed, and recently a genetically modified salmon was approved for human consumption. Our society and other nations should limit the consumption of GM foods until their safety can be proven and their disadvantages are corrected.
The word GM foods or sometimes labeled GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) is created for human and/or animal use by using the most advanced molecular biology procedures. The plants
GMO foods were designed for various reasons; for instance, to enhance growth, resist parasites, hold longer shelf life, and hold a higher nutritional value. Controversy of GMOs is still prevalent, as they have been able to consume for over 20 years. Many are concerned because of the
Genetically modified foods are defined as foods created through the process of inserting new genetic information into existing cells in order to modify a specific organism for the purpose of changing its characteristics.
In the past 20 to 30 years, the production of genetically modified food has caused an uproar in the scientific community. Genetically modified food or, GMOs are organisms that have been altered to where its DNA contains one or more genes that did not originate in that specific organism. GMOs were created to help the production of crops and to make food healthier for consumers by adding vitamins and nutrients. While some people believe that GMOs are unsafe and should be banned, I believe that GMOs are extremely beneficial to the agriculture around the world.
GMOs are not widely popular as they are not natural, their name itself implies it, so the rise of organic trends has risen to pacify the people afraid of consuming GMOs. In my honest opinion, I do not have any issue consuming foods with GMOs as there isn’t any clear evidence directly linking GMOs to diseases in humans. (Arnarson, 2015) In fact, believe they have been highly helpful in many aspects, they are highly resistant to bugs, this also reduces the need to use pesticide in crops, and other natural situations that would otherwise destroy a crop, this prevents the loss of food and provides a constant yield of products. More constant crops make for cheaper food, since there is less loss of food, the needed cost to cover expenses can be distributed among a greater
Genetically modified foods are a types of foods that have been genetically changed, to add or get rid of an unwanted trait in a food. For example, seedless oranges. This is a type of orange that is genetically modified (had tits genes changed) specifically so it would grow without seeds. Many foods are genetically modified today. Oranges, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, squash, and many others have had their genes changed. In fact, the average person will eat at least one genetically modified food everyday without realizing it. According to a survey by USDA 26% of people asked believed that they had never eaten a genetically modified food.
GMOs have unexpected health effects. According to Foodmatters.tv, “In many investigations involving GMO-fed animals, there have been cases of underdeveloped organs, reproductive problems, accelerated aging, and even death.” In fact, about 98% of the genetically modified soybeans are fed to livestock and used in food ingredients such as lecithin. I once watched a video clip about a boy who died from e coli 057 because he ate a hamburger. The cow was fed genetically modified corn. I believe that nobody should have their health harmed after eating a GMO product.