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In this chart, it shows over 80% of corps exported to Japan are GM corps. Meanwhile, Japan produces almost 0% of GM corps. However, Japanese is consuming around 70% GM food on their tables. This is how GMO is taking down general public’s lives under an unstable circumstance. Therefore, it has to be banned. First of all, GMO can cause fatal diseases. GMO is unstable and lacks of assurance like drugs. In the very beginning, Genetic Modification is associated with wars, especially WWII. The very first use of it is WMD, weapons of mass destruction. After a long time, people now finally realize there are a lot of uncertainties with GMO, and some of those can caused serious damage to human beings. According to the documentary film The World According to Monsanto, the one of the biggest agriculture and chemical industrial groups, Monsanto, hides a lot of information that they know. For example, before PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyl, a kind of GMO that is widely used in electronic circus board) was announced, they already knew the toxicity of it. In an experiment, they put fishes into the PCB polluted Snow Creek. In three and half minutes, all of the fishes were dead. Other than that, it is also Monsanto’s GMO product which causes babies born without eyes (Robin). All the evidence shows that GMO is not only fatal to small organisms buy also to large ones, especially humans. Consequently, it is very dangerous in many aspects. Because of this, it also can contaminate and destroy the environment. Subsequently, GMO will not only harm humans but also the environment. This is different from general meaning of pollution. GMO will contaminate the environment in a way called Genetic Pollution, aka Genetic Contamination. Simply speaking, it is a term for uncontrolled gene flow into wild populations, which means for whatever GMO is close to, it may be able to transform other matter’s genes into a different one in an irreversible way. According to an article of