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    Gmo Environmental Effects

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    planting corn and soybeans resistant to herbicides, and then applying those herbicides liberally on their fields” (GeneticLiteracyProject, para. 2). This mechanism kills the milkweed plants because they are extremely close to the herbicide-resistant plants. The main concern is that monarchs directly impact the environment because they are a source of food for many species. If they die, then their predators will not have food, and they will die too. Even though farmers do not intend for this to happen, it occurs simply because the milkweed is close to the herbicide plants. The population of bees are also quickly declining due to GMOs. The reason that they are in danger is because of the chemical in Monsanto’s herbicide, glyphosate. “A new study shows that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, can disrupt learning behaviors in honeybees and severely impair long-term colony performance” (“New Study Shows,” para. 3). The problem continues because the bees will spread the chemical to their colony which can cause death to all of the bees in contact. Weeds may not be a problem for farmers, but now they have a larger issue at hand, the decline of bees. This is so crucial to not just the United States but the whole world because bees directly affect our food supply due to their pollination. Unfortunately, bees and monarchs are not the only victims of GMOs, but also birds as well. Genetically modified organisms not only impact crops here in America but…

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    1.0 Introduction This will introduce the topic for discussion. GMOs ( Genetically modified organisms) refers to plants and animals that have scientifically changed their genetic makeup through introduction of new genes into their DNA to improve the products that they provide to human beings and other animals. They are made resistant to various environmental conditions that could otherwise underscore their products; insect resistance, drought resistance, saline resistance and also improved…

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    Why Is Gmo Bad

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    A lot of people don’t even know what GMO’s are? Either they don’t care to know, or just too naive to figure out exactly what GMO’s are. I believe GMO’s are bad for humans, unless you’re sick which I’m not, I see GMO’s as a bad thing. GMO’s or “genetically modified organisms” these could range from animals to plants that have been genetically altered with DNA from plants, animals, bacteria, and viruses. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) advises medical physician’s to…

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    Even though Genetically Modified crops are feeding children in poverty stricken nations; they are destroying the ecosystem and are diminishing water sources. They will cross pollinate with local wildlife they will cross breed plants that secrete their own pesticides and herbicides. This will cause bugs to eat the plants, killing off some, but the ones that will survive will have obtained a resistance to the pesticide through natural selection, rendering the original gene totally and utterly…

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    The world is constantly changing, therefore the way food is grown must change too. Companies are adding GMO’s or Genetically Modified Organisms to food without telling consumers. These Genetically Modified Organisms are used to help food grow and deal with the weather changes and parasites. Congress has passed a bill that requires companies to label products made with GMO’s. I think Congress made a smart decision to make companies label their products. People need to know what they are putting…

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    Glyphosate or Roundup is the mostly commonly used herbicide in the world. A Monsanto scientist discovered the chemical in 1976, and its use has risen dramatically over time. This is in part due to the introduction of Roundup ready seeds in 1996. Glyphosate has increased from 5.7 million kilograms in 1990 to 125 million kilograms in 2014 (Benbrook 2016). Honeybee hives have also decreased over this period from approximately 3 million in 1992 to 2.5 million in 2011 (Monsanto & HBAC 2014).…

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    The Grim side of GMOs The ongoing debate around the world is, are genetically modified organisms, also known as GMOs, good for you and the environment? Research however shows GMO’s are bad for you, the environment and have had not enough testing. Imagine coming home, the whole day you've been waiting for that special treat in the fridge, nothing bad could happen from eating this treat on the outside, but inside your kidneys are slowly being destroyed and immune system weakened. These GMOs are…

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    Glyphosate is beneficial to society by serving a purpose of ensuring weeds are removed and crop production is not compromised. However, as glyphosate is sprayed on plants, it eventually ends up in our bodies. A study detected 44% of people from 18 European countries to show residues of glyphosate in a urine test. Our body is exposed to this herbicide when we consume GM sugar, corn, soy, and wheat. These products are found in processed food. Glyphosate can become concerning to society if people…

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    Weed killers contain chemicals to control weeds. A chemical called glyphosate kills weeds by preventing protein essential to plant growth. Weed killers mainly contain glyphosate which is believed to stop plants from producing certain molecules called amino acids. Plants make amino acids from scratch in order to live. On the other hand, people and some animals receive these amino acids from eating plants because they do not have the ability to make amino acids for they lack enzymes that are…

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    Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup is one of 750 U.S. products containing the active ingredient glyphosate, the safety of which has been disputed for years. Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide used widely in large-scale agriculture, forestry and industrial weed control, and in lawn and garden care. Glyphosate is also known as a “systemic” herbicide, meaning that it is absorbed into every part of the plant, from the roots to the leaves. Evidence suggests that glyphosate may pose animal and human…

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