Pros And Cons: The Effect Of Genetically Modified Organisms

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The Effect of Genetically Modified Organisms In 1865, Gregor Mendel published Experiments in Plant Hybridization becoming the first report of Genetically Modified Organisms. What started as selective breeding eventually developed into one of the most prevalent technological advancements of today. What Mendel started became increasingly controversial. Today, scientists are injecting genes into crops to make them more productive, resistant to pests, and draught tolerant which is having a monumental impact on agriculture and the world today, but, with this large of an impact, controversy is inevitable. The controversy associated with the growing use of Genetically Modified Organisms, such as golden rice, involves health risks, food labels, …show more content…
Recently, there have been countless reports of GMOs causing cancer in humans. The same reports have also reported that animals fed Genetically Modified Crops have developed cancerous tumors, infertility, as well as other diseases (Entine 1). All of these accounts, which were backed with little to no factual research, have been disproven by the Journal of Animal Science. This journal studied livestock before 1996 that were fed crops with no GMOs as well as livestock after 1996 that have been fed crops containing GMOs. The study proved that there has been no difference in GMO enhanced food when compared to traditional foods (Eenennaam 1). These accounts of health issues present no real facts; however, there are facts when looking at the health benefits of …show more content…
Genetically Modified Crops have been proven safe, and people have been eating meals from these crops with no problems since 1996, but controversy continues to grow, especially in some parts of the world (Freedman 1). Health risks have not been found, but health benefits have been. For example, Golden Wheat can prevent deaths as well as blindness from vitamin A deficiencies (2). These benefits of GMOs have truly disproven the supposed negatives. GMOs have already started improving the health of people. They can truly change the effects of starvation and illness in developing countries, but developing countries will have to approve of them before that can

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