Genetically Modified Foods Are Dangerous And Should Be Banned

780 Words Mar 30th, 2015 4 Pages
There is a lot of controversy around how our food is produced. Some people believe that food should be natural and seeds should come from vegetables and fruits that existed in the past. However, with our changing times, there have been new developments in how foods are grown. Genetically modified seeds have contributed a whole new world to what we can now find in our grocery stores. Many people find these developments to be unhealthy and they claim we don’t know the long term effects of these foods on our bodies and our environments. However, some argue that GMO innovations could help prevent famine, fight crop diseases and cope with climate change. All in all, there is still not enough research to say whether or not genetically modified organisms are safe and therefore GMO foods are dangerous and should be banned. Genetically modified foods are called GM foods and genetically modified organisms are called GMOs. GM foods are foods produced from organisms that have had specific changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering. “These techniques have allowed for the introduction of new traits as well as a far greater control over a food 's genetic structure than previously afforded by methods such as selective breeding and mutation breeding” (Ferris 2014). GMOs are mainly foods that can earn a lot of money. Foods you might find in the Midwest like soybeans and corn are almost all genetically modified. “As a result of this proliferation, an estimated…

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