The Harmful Effects Of Genetically Modified Foods

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Corporations continue to ignore the serious physiological effects of genetically modified foods, and pollution in water. In the 21st century, governments and corporations must be held accountable, which range from cancer, brain damage, clinical depression to criminal activities. Continued lack of political will and the prevalence of concern for profit over health is unethical. Majority of the working class in America working minimum wage and cannot afford health care to cure their illness. The lack of media attention to this policy issue also perpetuates the problem. No one is held accountable, while we continued to be poisoned daily. Did you know that we have eaten genetically modified foods for the past 30 years? It’s in about 70-85% of our American food. Genetically modified foods are any organism produced from genetic engineering techniques that allow the transfer of functional genes from one organism to another, including from one species to another. Giant national companies are distributing out large numbers of genetically modified foods into our nutrition. Genetic manipulations can result in unanticipated harmful effects, and because genetically engineered foods are not tested sufficiently, this experiment not only jeopardizes the health of people, but could also lead to global food shortages and extensive ecological hazards. Due to genetically modified food unique and unknown nature, there are potential for adverse health side effects such as diabetes, cancer,
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