Genetically Modified Food As A Way Of Feeding The Rich Essay

725 Words Oct 29th, 2015 3 Pages
Genetically Modified Food as a Way of Feeding the Rich
Genetic modification is a huge step in human evolution, but, unfortunately, it is not clear to what direction the step is made. The whole idea of genetic modification is to invent organisms that can adapt to any natural disasters, and, most likely, it is the only way to deal with hunger. However, if we were capable and knowledgeable enough to distinguish genetically modified foods from natural ones, what would we choose? Obviously, we would choose what makes us healthier, gives energy, and, of course, tastes better. Even though GMOs were meant to help humankind in fight against hunger, they bring too many risks into our lives such as health problems and environment deterioration and might even do the opposite of what they were meant to do, work against feeding the hungry world.
By mixing genes from totally unrelated species, genetic engineering unleashes a host of unpredictable side effects. Indeed, how can we trust something that has never guaranteed safety in its consumption? Animal studies have suggested that GMOs might cause serious sicknesses including infertility, immune system problems, accelerated aging and disruption of insulin (Smith 39). In addition to that, irrespective of the type of genes that are inserted, the process of creating a genetically modified plant can result in massive collateral damage that produces new toxins and nutritional deficiencies; moreover, it is difficult to detect the side effects…

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