The Pros And Cons Of Genetically Modified Organisms

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GMOs are genetically modified organism. They work by taking the genes of another organism that possess a specific trait (gene) like resistance to pesticides or possessing “natural” pest proof superpowers. It is hailed as marvel and a miracle of science, but it is quite the contrary. While GMOs are helpful in many ways, however, they have drawbacks that are concealed, such drawbacks which are contained from the consumer. GMOs have the high potential to cause unwanted environmental side-effects and effects on the human population.
While some may argue that GMOs are completely safe and non-damaging to humans.Animals are highly at risk of an unbalanced and ruined ecosystem. In actuality GMOs are not completely safe for humans to consume. It’s not even good for the animals and further proving that GMOs are dangerous in many different ways. GMOs have been used for quite some time. Corn, soy, and squash; these are just three of the many foods that are modified genetically. Corn and Soy are a highly consumed GMO crop .The evidence states.”By far the biggest use of GMO technology has been in large-scale agricultural crops: At least 90 percent of the soy, cotton, canola, corn and sugar beets sold in the United States have been genetically engineered.”(Lallanilla).This goes to show how much of our crops are actually genetically modified and displays the large dance-hall sized room of error that could occur.
GMOs are extremely dangerous to the environmental balance of the earth. The pollen from a GMO plant can carry over its pollen to other plants and cause uncertain but unwanted
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