Essay about Genetically Modified Organisms ( Gmos )

1359 Words Mar 1st, 2016 6 Pages
There is no denying that the most important thing in people’s lives is food. With the United States’ current technology and advancements in farming food is overall easy to get and comes in a large selection. However, an important staple to the human life and diet is the source of a large heated debate. This debate is over the topic on whether or not America should continue to take part in the production of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Opposers say that GMOs are harmful to the lives of humans and animals, while supporters argue that not only do GMOs pose no harm to anyone’s health, but are beneficial in numerous ways. I believe both sides bring up good points, arguments, and research. However, I believe that the growing population of America cannot continue to be supported by current agricultural methods, and GMOs are the inevitable solution to keeping America’s food supply thriving. Those who are opposed to the idea of America producing GMOs state that these “improved” crops pose a serious health risk to humans and other animals. Investigations done on a wide variety of rodents and livestock have showed that not only were the effects of the GMOs extreme, but long lasting for generations (Armstrong and Dean). Research done on mice found that the consumption of GMOs lead to altered cells or organs, weakened immune systems, and developments of allergies to other foods (Armstrong and Dean). Studies on rats showed that GMOs caused them to have small livers. Further…

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