Genedified Organisms: The Pros And Cons Of Genetically Modified Food?

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Think about all of the foods, medications, and other products that we as a society have consumed over the years. Now think about all of the products that our grandparents and great grandparents consumed in their lifetimes. How have these products changed over the last 50-70 years? These products have changed dramatically due to the introduction of genetic modifications. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have created great controversy over the last few years. In one article entitled “Genetically Modified Organisms: Pros and Cons of GM Foods” by Janelle Vaesa, she introduces that “according to the Office of Science at the U.S. Department of Energy, genetically modified foods taste better, have increased nutrients, resist disease and pest, …show more content…
Newton, Newton gives yet another example of the negative health aspects of GMOs. According to Newton and The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM), “genetically modified goods can cause issues with fertility, the failure of the immune system, accelerated aging, and changes in the liver, kidneys, and gastrointestinal system” (Newton 91). In addition to the research findings by the AAEM, a group of Chinese researchers found that individuals that consumes GMOs possessed miRNA (micro Ribonucleic Acid) in their blood. These researches say that “these miRNA could attribute to disruptions in cellular function, an increased risk of diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as an increase of allergies” (Newton 91-92). The genetic modifications that are introduced to out foods as well as our bodies are causing more harm than most …show more content…
Because of this, many in society have an irrational fear or paranoia that this situation will eventually become a reality. Another concern regarding genetically modified babies is that they violate the laws of nature and other’s philosophical beliefs. In Goldbas’ article, she says, “genetic modifications engender ethical issues such as creating designer babies and an unlimited extension of the human life span thus violating the creator’s will” (Goldbas 21). For those who practice any religion, this idea threatens all that they stand

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