Genetically modified foods are very controversial yet many people don’t know about this issue. Genetically modified foods have been around for quit awhile since the mid 1990’s, but it wasn’t until recently that people are getting concerned about these different types of foods. A genetically modified food or GMO is a food that has had its DNA modified which changes its characteristics. This yields benefits like shorter growth time, resistance to insects, and are more nutritional. Even though these modified foods have benefits they also have some serious issues. Genetically modified foods are considered unhealthy by many scientists. Since genetically modified foods have new genes there are many unpredictable effects of these new genes and how they will affect other crops and humans. These foods can cause new allergies among humans because many of these new characteristics of the foods has never been in the human diet before, and therefore could cause new allergies when ingested. According to an article written by Shelley Stonebrook these genetically modified foods can cause “numerous health problems in animal studies, among them birth defects, reproductive damage, cancer and endocrine disruption.” (Stonebrook)These health problems are caused by over exposure of pesticides that are sprayed to keep weeds and bugs away, the farmers are able to spray them directly onto the plants because they are immune but the pesticides are still on the plants when harvested. Yet the FDA approves these products for sale. Why would the FDA approve these products for consumption if the pesticides are still in the foods? The reason the FDA is approving them is because the testing being done is being done by the companies making the foods. Therefore why would they say they are not safe that would mean they wouldn’t be able to sell their products, meaning they wouldn’t make any profit. If the companies aren’t making profit then they will go bankrupt and no longer be in business. Another big issue with these genetically modified food crops is that they spread to other crops incidentally that leads to the organic crops being turned into genetically modified food crops. This causes foods that are supposed to be organically grown to be changed and nobody knows. Say you go to the store and you decide to buy an organic corn which is unknowing labeled wrong and the result is that you end up eating a genetically modified version of that corn, which could cause an allergic reaction that could, in the worst case, result in death. Genetically modified foods are often sprayed with pesticides days before harvesting. This causes the herbicide to remain on the food. According to an article written by Shelly Stonebrook “On average, 44 percent of people [still] had the herbicide in their bodies.”(Stonebrook)This in my opinion is way too high of a number how can these farmers harvesting and selling these products get away with this; this could cause, major health problems among women children and men. This can cause problems like infertility, cancer, and birth defects. Many people don’t even realize that they are eating these genetically modified foods like corn, soy products, and different types of rice. These genetically modified crops are spreading throughout the country and even right now 70% to 80% of food in our…
The debates over GMO, Genetic Modified Organisms, has drawn a lot of attention in recent years. Relying on its advantages, GMO was as a live-saving straw to human’s future, but after years of deploying it all over the world, it has revealed more and more serious harm. Since then, it has turned out to be an issue of what people should value the most: should we vigorously develop GMOs or stop doing this and come back to nature? For centuries, along with the expansion of population, researchers…
13 March 2014
Genetically modified genes that are spread to other organisms should be treated as contamination not patent infringement. Cross-pollination is a process, which humans cannot control; therefore it is irrational to use it as bases for patenting infringement. Companies do not have the right to claim ownership of an organism just because it contains a engineered gene. This unreasonable police of ownership of life by a private…
Jenna Mae Ellsworth!
June 13, 2014!
Final Assessment Project!
Bravery is something that can come in many different forms. Bravery is not necessarily
something we have to overcome everyday, but it is something that people will have to do in there
life at some point. It is not always when someone is being fearless but when we stand up for
our beliefs, confront our fears and overcome them . One little act of bravery can affect the
October 22, 2014
I might sound a little funny but I would say you can compare Mario to Spider Man, or most super heroes that discover their powers later in life.
Mario is a simple guy in the beginning of the story, he works as a postman because it is a job and because he wants to meet people. Of the people he sees at this job, he meets the love of his life Beatrice Gonzalez, and his influential adviser, Pablo Neruda
Spider man starts off as a loser…
Disadvantages of GMOs
Alyssa Butenschoen Biology P2
What is a GMO?
A GMO is the result of adding the genes from one
organism to another organism of a different species.
The purpose of genetically modified organism is to gain a
desired characteristic in one organism, that is found in a
Advantages of GMOs
Plants and crops that have been genetically
modified require less herbicides and
pesticides to remain healthy. They also require
less water than a non-GMO plant, resulting in…
Group 3 project draft copy the number of conflicts and solutions would
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American History X Group 3 project
American History X touches on the root of American History problem division among different races and division within ourselves. This film manipulate your mind at least in the beginning into liking this white supremacy group called the skinheads but the deeper you…
side against GMOs, there are valid concerns. The GMOs impact the creation of super pests and super weeds that are nearly impossible to exterminate. There would be a loss of biodiversity if all organisms are altered in the same way. If there was a selective pressure against these GMO crops in the future, the human race could be digging itself into a huge hole. Others may be concerned with the biotechnology companies controlling agriculture, or even the health implications as the GMO crops are new…
Roundup has also been proven to be toxic to
the ventricular myocardium. 1.8 million dollars had been spent on biotechnology but only 1%
of that had been spent on safety tests for Monsanto’s products (MSNBC, 2012).
In 1992 the court ruled that GMO products did not have to be labeled showing the
ingredients were genetically modified even though tests have shown that genetically modified
foods are worse than organic or normal food. Proposition 37
is a commonsense November
15 November 2014
Genetically Modified Foods
Food is the lifeforce of all humans and animals. Our bodies need nutrient dense foods in
order to thrive and live a healthy life. Today, especially in the United States, food or food like
products are available on every corner, but instead of nourishing us, this food so easily
available and mass produced, is harming us. According to the Center for Food Safety, a national
embraced this ideal and used money and power to enact laws to keep themselves in position to discriminate and rule over others by creating fear. Racism is taught to Sui Sin Far at a very young age because of the fact that she is of mixed dissent, English and Chinese. She grew up in America during a time of hatred and fear of the Chinese, which brought about the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. What is amazing about her story is that even though her parents had money, she is still scorned, ridiculed…