The Negative Effects Of Genetically Modified Food

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Martin Luther King had a dream, and the dream had nothing to do with GMOs. A genetically modified organism (GMO) is a seed that contains altered genes where the genes are altered because of scientist changing their DNA. Often, the seed contains genes from other types of seeds. Although diversity is good within agriculture, GMOs have been artificially created and have been known to cause serious damage to crops. Over the last few decades, genetically altered foods have replaced much of our diet. Some GMOs have negative effects on human health and genetically modified (GM) companies have adverse effects on local crops, but there are ways to evade easting them.
Health risks linked with GMO-type foods are quite dangerous. Although
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As a result, some animals have been hindered with various health complications. Some animals that have gone through testing with GM foods had stunted growth, impaired immune systems, bleeding stomachs, skin lesions, inflamed kidneys, higher blood sugar, inflamed lung tissue, increase development in potentially cancerous cells, increased death rates and higher offspring mortality to name a few (Smith, “Genetic Roulette” 5). By looking at how GMOs affect animals, humans have come to understand that consuming these can lead to serious health …show more content…
Presently, Canada is one of the few countries that does not require GMOs to be labeled (Label GMOs). It is really challenging to label all the foods because a food like GM corn can be used as an ingredient in many other foods like cereal, yogurt, and canned soup. All of these foods would need to be labelled as having genetically modified ingredients. Instead, people should currently look for foods labeled “GMO free” until it is mandatory for companies to label them (Eat Right Ontario). By labelling if a food is GMO or not, people would be able to choose whether or not they consume the unhealthy toxins. Some groups in Canada are even petitioning for a mandatory labelling of GMOs so shoppers can be cautious of what foods they are buying. By knowing what you are eating, you can make informed choices about our food, which can prolong our

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