The Pros And Cons Of GMO

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GMOs; The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
AnnMarie Hall
Baker College

GMOs, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
Many will argue that Genetically Modified Organisms(GMOs) are not safe for human consumption, however they are almost inevitable for our everyday food consumption. Some argue that the recent increase in gluten intolerance is caused by GMO foods (Argument against). Other state that the risk to humans by GMO’s is relatively small (The GMO”). The bottom line is what people put into their bodies is a personal choice and a person should be able to easily tell if a product has been genetically modified or not.
In order for a person to make a smart logical decision regarding a pro or anti-GMO position one must understand what a GMO is. A plant that is genetically modified and then the Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of one plant is forced into another kind of plant to be considered a GMO. This process takes place in a laboratory. It is not limited to just plants. Animals can also be modified. Viruses, insects, bacteria, humans, and animals can all supply the foreign DNA. Some researchers also refer to the process as Genetic Engineering(GE) (10 Reasons”).
One may argue that GMOS are not safe, but they are almost inevitable in our everyday consumption. In order to support this argument a person must prove that our bodies are showing signs of rejecting genetically modified organisms and specific diseases are linked back to GMO food consumption. According to the Non- GMO
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