The Dangers Of Genetically Modified Foods

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Fuel is the lifeline for a car. It gives the car power to move and keep moving while it 's still there. And once it runs low, it is refilled so that the car once again has the energy to move. This is similar to the relationship between our bodies and food. We eat food as a source of energy to power us through the day. When we feel low on energy and are lacking that power, we eat to refuel our bodies. But what if we eat the wrong thing? Just as a truck won 't run on regular gasoline and a car won 't run on diesel, our bodies won 't function well if we aren 't eating good. Therefore, Americans need to pay attention to what 's happening in the food industry and educate themselves on how to make healthy food choices. Imports are a large aspect …show more content…
Today, up to 80% of America’s processed food contains genetically modified genes, or GMOs. GMOs are organisms whose genes have been artificially manipulated in a lab through the use of genetic engineering, which can result in collateral damage. It causes mutations in the DNA of the plants because they are inserted with genes that come from bacteria and viruses foreign to the human body, and their natural genes are deleted or turned off. such as soybean, corn, cottonseed, and canola. These genes can be damaged or rearranged which may create proteins that trigger new allergies. Even worse than that though, GMOs can lead to major health problems. In fact, in 2009, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine stated that, “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with gm food.” This could be anything from infertility, to immune problems, to accelerated aging, to faulty insulin regulation, or to changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. People who are pro GMO products say they help farmers grow crops faster, which results in more, cheaper food for Americans. But the risks associated with eating genetically modified food are too large to take. Unfortunately, the US, unlike China, Australia, and the European Union, is not required to put GMO food labels on their products. This means we have to really …show more content…
It is made from genetically modified corn, and it 's processed with genetically modified enzymes. The average American eats about 50 grams of this sugar each day, but this could be causing them serious health problems. High fructose corn syrup contributes to fat deposits in the liver, which increasing buildup of lipoproteins. This may cause plaque buildup and narrowing of blood vessels. Recent studies have also shown that nearly half of food tested with high fructose corn syrup contained mercury. Although the amount was small, researchers were concerned about the risk of mercury poisoning in children and pregnant women. This poisoning could lead to brain damage or neurological damage. Today, some products will display a “no high fructose corn syrup” label. This is what we need to be looking for when purchasing

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