Genetically And Genetically Modified Organisms Essay

1403 Words Oct 18th, 2015 6 Pages
Since GMOs (or genetically modified organisms) were introduced in the mid-1990s, allergies and other health problems including reproductive disorders and autism have been escalating. Time and time again, genetically modified foods have been presented as being “the same” as their organic counterparts, so that the labeling of them in unnecessary, but the facts seem to sing a different song. Genetically modifying foods has been praised for the impressive number of crops the practice yields with the use of “harmless” biotechnology. But as you will soon discover, GMOs are anything but harmless. Although it may appear beneficial to some, America should not continue production of genetically modified crops and livestock because of the negative effects on: health, the food crisis, the environment, and tough government regulations that are meant to keep our food safe. Before anything is said as to why genetically modified organisms are harmful, an explanation of what exactly GMOs are is warranted. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a plants, animals, and bacteria that have been altered through biotechnology. They are used for not only consumption but scientific research. In this paper, the focus is on genetically modified food for commercial use and public consumption. It is important to mention that the effects of GMOs on the body vary with the purpose for modification but also the type of organism being altered (“Genetically Modified Organisms”). A common misunderstanding…

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