Pros And Cons Of GMO Research

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Recently, debates over genetically modified organisms have taken place, but what many people don’t realize is that humans have been modifying the genes of plants for thousands of years. From the beginning of time to now, most likely, nothing that we consume looks the same, so why are debates over things being genetically modified taking place now? In 1983, Monsanto, along with three academic teams, were among the first to genetically modify a plant cell, which has led to many different opportunities in genetic engineering (Wald). Since then, some faults have been identified, but many people are failing to realize some of their major benefits, such as those in the environment and the agricultural industry, pharmaceutical industry, and the economy. …show more content…
For example, some countries don’t label their products when they are GMOs so that could be a health hazard for some people (Egziabher). If imported GMOs are not correctly labeled further problems could occur because the product is “unknown” but it can also cause someone to get serious health issues because of an allergic reaction to the product. Some problems can occur from GMOs because they can change the basis of the soil by having carbon and nitrogen levels being reduced which could have a long term problem on the soils ability to produce and work properly ("The Ecological Risks and Benefits of Genetically Engineered Plants”). Genetically Modified Foods have shown negative impacts in patients that become in contact with the GMOs. Studies have shown organ damage, gastrointestinal and immune system disorders, accelerated aging, and infertility in patients (“Genetically Modified Food is Unsafe”). This negativity that GMOs are receiving are causing many people to revert from eating/growing foods with GMOs so they can have a “healthier” lifestyle without worrying about a modification that was put into their

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