Gmos Are Harmful Or Harmful? Essay

1221 Words Apr 15th, 2016 5 Pages
GMOs Are Harmful
GMOs are taking over the the food industry in America. They can cause environmental damage and health problems, and not enough is known about them. GMOs have been linked to cancer, and producers of GMOs in America are refusing to label what is done in the processing of GMOs. Because GMOs are harmful, we should not consume them but instead take action to eliminate GMOs. GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. GMOs usually have been altered from another organism such as bacterium, plant, virus, or animals. They are also referred to as “transgenic organisms.” GM seeds are engineered in laboratories to have certain traits such as resistance to herbicides. 75-85% of foods contain GM ingredients. The majority of the country’s corn and soybean crop is now genetically modified. Corn and soybeans are also made into popular processed food ingredients like high fructose corn syrup. Not enough is known about the risks of GMOs. Consumers should have the right to know what’s in their foods and if it is genetically modified (“Genetically Modified”). GMOs can cause environmental damage and health problems for consumers. Anti-GMO organization Center for Food Safety said genetic engineering of plants and animals is potentially, “One of the greatest and most intractable environmental challenges of the 21st century” (qtd. in Marc Lallanilla). Lallanilla refers to GMO crops as “Frankenfoods.” The long-term effect of GMOs still remains unknown. They have…

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