The World Health Organization : Genetically Modified Organisms

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The World Health Organization (WHO) defines GMOs as an organism whose DNA has been altered in a non-natural way. GM plants are usually changed to be insect resistant, virus resistant, or herbicide tolerant. Monsanto is a huge factor in the production of genetically modified organisms, or more commonly known as GMOs. GMOs have been studied and there is proof showing they are harmful to humans, animals, and the environment. Big businesses like Monsanto are taking over and basically producing a monopoly over the agriculture industry; running small, “mom and pop” farms out of business. GMOs should be banned because they have little benefits and the corporation is only looking out for the good of themselves.
GMOs are potentially dangerous and there is little known about the effects on consumption in humans. However, there have been some significant studies on animals and the effects of GMOs. The results show a variety of conditions ranging from stomach inflammation, to tumors, or even death. There are no laws regarding labeling what food products have GMO ingredients in them, even though there have been numerous attempts to have this become required by the FDA. The only way of knowing if your food is genetically modified is by looking at the label and searching for “Non-GMO”.
A study published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology in 2011 was done on whether or not GMO toxins transferred from mother to fetus and the results were shocking. They found multiple different GMO
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