Consequences of GMOs
In past years, genetically modified organisms also known as GMOs have replaced our diets with genetically altered foods, which have adversely affected the health of humans and local communities. GMOs are organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE) (EFSA). GMOs have been around for many years; it wasn’t until just recently that most people have become more and more concerned about them. Consuming these genetically altered and processed foods can lead to increased risk of diseases and even cancer (Genetically Modified Food). The corporations that create new genetically modified organisms are constantly sending local businesses, and farmers out of business while putting themselves on top. Due to this, the use of GMOs on small businesses should be stopped. Genetically Modified Organisms change the fact that foods can create and essential sustainable way to feed the world (GM Food). Most of the time people do not even realize that they are eating these harmful toxins as they are infused in the food without their knowledge (Label GMOs). The farmers that maintain the traditional farming processes and choose to grow all organic produce over crops that are genetically engineered are constantly trying to keep their business alive. Bigger corporations, however, who are still choosing to use genetically modified seeds, make much larger profits with a decrease in effort and time put into the crops (Lundberg). Along with the advancement of science, cloning DNA and creating artificial organisms have become easier and cheaper to produce. One of the “pros” of genetically modified organisms is how cheap the outcome is. An example is a company called Monsanto; “The sole purpose of the GMO based company...
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