What Are The Negative Effects Of Genetically Modified Foods?

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Since GMOs (or genetically modified organisms) were introduced in the mid-1990s, allergies and other health problems including reproductive disorders and autism have been escalating. Time and time again, genetically modified foods have been presented as being “the same” as their organic counterparts, so that the labeling of them in unnecessary, but the facts seem to sing a different song. Genetically modifying foods has been praised for the impressive number of crops the practice yields with the use of “harmless” biotechnology. But as you will soon discover, GMOs are anything but harmless. Although it may appear beneficial to some, America should not continue production of genetically modified crops and livestock because of the negative effects …show more content…
The answer to this can be attributed to the fact that the government doesn’t think GMOs are all that bad. In studies mentioned earlier pertaining to the rats, government researchers told the public they saw little difference between the control group and the experimental group. If you don’t want to call this a lie, it can be referred to as concealing information from the general public. This is understandable in some cases, in others necessary, to prevent panic over something minuscule or unimportant. But the evidence shown by these studies is alarming, and when it’s considered how much the people do not know, even scary. The labeling of GM food is misleading because of the idea the FDA likes to reiterate that GM crops are the same as their organic counterparts (Emma). Therefore, they don’t see specific labeling necessary. What the FDA considers dangerous is dishonest and influenced by different factors than just the general health of the American citizens (Emma). With GMOs, it is all a big business and money runs it. GM foods can also be put on the market without the notification of the FDA (“GMO…”). This explicitly shows the precedence of business over health in the world of GMOs. The responsibility of the FDA is to ensure the safety of food for American citizens but they stated that the safety of the food should be the …show more content…
America should discontinue the use of GMOs because the sun has set on the benefits of this form of biotechnology and has risen on an era of big business and scientific-government corruption. As in any argument, in the debate of GMOs being harmful or helpful, confirmation bias is utilized frequently to prove either side’s point. The difference then lies in the information the consumer chooses to consider important to them

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