Gmo Food Causes Dangerous Allergies Essay

1110 Words May 14th, 2015 5 Pages
GMO Food causes dangerous Allergies

Food Allergies are on the rise around the world today, especially among children. This is a major problem for families, schools, and hospitals when dealing with children who have food allergies, some of which can be life threatening. Since this is such a serious problem genetically modified foods (GMOs) should be a concern for those whom or don’t suffer from food allergies, since they are not tested, regulated or required to be labeled (organic consumer), this is why food allergies are on the rise today. My intended audience in my English class may have severe food allergies, and surely some of them have family members with food allergies. Also, to those who don’t want kids, I’m sure you still agree that children are our future and need to be properly cared for.

What is a food allergy? It’s a food that triggers the bodys immune sytem. The reaction can be mild for some people but to others it can be a deadly reaction that type of reaction is called Anaphylaxis; is a serious allergic reaction that can rapidly onset the body and may cause death (Wikipedia). The first time eat t0he upsetting food, your immune system responds by creating specific disease-fighting antibodies called immunoglobulin. When you eat the food again, the immunoglobulin antibodies spring into action, by discharging ample amounts of histamine in an effort to banish the "foreign trespasser" from your body. Histamine is a powerful chemical that can affect the…

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