Negatives Of Gmo

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GMO’s are genetically modified organisms. They are used with the purpose of improving current foods. Currently over 90% of America’s corn, and soybeans crop is a GMO. In addition, scientist, farmers and consumers are worried about the effects of GMO’s. Genetically modified organisms effect the crops, the environment, animals and even our bodies. Overall GMO’s are controversial negative and not worth the risk. A little over twenty years ago “in 1994, the genetically engineered tomato first appeared in American grocers’ fruit and vegetable aisles. Since then, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have proliferated in the U.S. food supply” (Hemphill, 2014). In 2015, the Food and Drug Administration released reports that stated “that 70–80 …show more content…
GMO seeds are stronger. Additionally, Gmo foods taste better and are of better quality. It is possible when using gmos to modify the taste of the food to make it stronger, sweeter, spicier or etc. They can be made to repel insects and herbicides. More importantly, genetically modified foods have a longer shelf life (Grand Canyon University, 2015). This could possibly allow for food to be transported to third world countries. By modifying some GMO foods in terms of mineral or vitamin content, companies can supply more necessary nutrients and help fight worldwide malnutrition (Mandel, 2015). With the use of gmos there will be enough food for everyone on the planet. This id an amazing fact, however what would the quality of life …show more content…
Moreover, human studies show that GMF’s, “genetically modified food, can leave material behind in side of humans” (Burke, 2015). A study done proved that “genes inserted into GM soy, for example, can transfer into the DNA of bacteria living inside us, and that the toxic insecticide produced by GM corn was found in the blood of pregnant women” (Burke, 2015). In addition, months later that same toxic insecticide was found in the newborn. In addition, GMO’s cause infertility. There have been studies done on GMO corn and fertility. The studies proved that there was “significant decrease in offspring over time and significantly lower litter weight in mice fed GM corn"(Burke, 2015). Gmo’s are harmful to the environment and the animals that eat the gmo plants. Nonetheless, gm crops can poison the soil and make it hard for natural plants to grow in the area. This can deplete an animal’s food source leading to the endangerment or extinction of an animal. Gmo’s need to cease being used immediately to slow the potential effects it can have on the offspring of animals and

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