Dangers Of Gmos And Health Effects On Animals Essay

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Running head: DANGERS OF GMOS AND HEALTH EFFECTS ON ANIMALS: IS IT SAFE?

Dangers of GMOs and Health Effects on Animals: Is It safe?
Aliyah Panizzi
Longwood University DANGERS OF GMOS AND HEALTH EFFECTS ON ANIMALS: IS IT SAFE?

In discussions of GMOs, one controversial issue has been on the dangerous effects GMOs have on animal health. On the one hand, some scholars like Zhang and Shi state in their conclusion that GM plants have no effect on the organisms that consume them. On the other hand, Wiebke Garrels, Zolatan Ivics, and Wilfried A. Kues, agree on the idea that there are some very concerning issues that need to be focused on, but there are still various positive effects. Since GMO testing is still new, scientists are still discovering different effects that GMOs have on the animals being tested. Scholars like M. Greger, Buddiger and Albers may even go on to say that though there may be “road bumps” they believe that without a doubt in the future, human kind will reach biological maximum. These studies suggest a rise of concern on the true effects on the health of animals. Genetic engineering is still fairly new, for the most part scientists are still uncertain of some effects that can be caused by it. Michael Falk et Al. and Wiebke Garrels et al. argue that GMOs do have a positive effect on animal reproduction, animal health, etc. For instance, when talking about the GMO Bt organisms, Michael Falk, Bruce Chassy, Susan Harlander, Thomas Hoban, IV, Martina…

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