Evaluating The Negative Effects Of Genetically Modified Diet On Animal Health

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You might have read some news that related to GMO on TV. You might have seen some food that labeled genetically modified food in the supermarkets. You might have wondered why some tomatoes could stay firm for a long period. With the development of scientific technology, transgenic products had unconsciously come into our daily lives. As we know, the United States is one of the countries producing huge amount of genetically modified food in the world. Most of the soybeans and approximately 50 percent of corns in the United States were grown through transgenic way in 2006 (Genetically). However, many people in America never notice that they are eating genetically engineered food because the U.S has no requirement of mandatory labeling it (Young, …show more content…
Some biologists made a test on rats fed with transgenic soy for a very short period which was around 10 days and they concluded that there was no bad effect on rats (Luciane). However, in 2015, Turkish biologists made a research for evaluating the negative effects of long period genetically modified diet on animal health. They reported that “the results of all the parameters evaluated in our investigation were consistent and confirm that the GM diet fed to rats for 30, 60, or 90 days caused significant histopathological, biochemical, and cytogenetic changes in all examined tissues” (ORABY, Hanaa, et al). In other words, the health of the animals feeding with transgenic products for a long period has potentially adverse effect. Moreover, rats fed GM food had smaller shapes on livers, kidneys and hearts which made them more likely to get infectious diseases compared to other normal rats (Lendman, Stephen). From the above, we can infer that GMF also has potential risk of human’s health. Furthermore, the children, who are in growth period, are more likely to appear hypersensitive response, after they consume GM food (Young, Allison). Young people are the hope of human. We should put all of the efforts to take care of them. Therefore, I believe that government should pay more attention on development of transgenic technology and consider …show more content…
Proponents of genetically engineered product argue that transgenic crops can improve the environment and increase the agricultural production because overusing pesticides in farm seriously damage the soil quality and ecosystem which decrease the production of farm (Genetically). However, some of the researchers from China reported that using transgenic corps has some negative effect on soil microorganisms. They found that the chemical compositions of root exudates changes unintentionally, and it affects the soil microorganism (Biao, Liu, et al). Microorganism can help the plants save the nutrients in the root zone. In addition, it also can help soil improve the structure which increased the water holding capacity in underground (Hobara, Satoru, et al). Therefore, from environmental view point, I believe that government should use transgenic corps

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