Topics: Genetically modified organism, Genetically modified food, Golden rice Pages: 3 (803 words) Published: January 21, 2013
Maryam Al Mehairi
Genetically Modified Organisms
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Genetically modified (GM) foods are foods produced from genetically modified organisms (GMO) that have had their DNA altered through genetic engineering. Ultimately, genetically modified food should be banned because genetically modified foods may be the cause of higher allergy rates in children. There are harmful effects of genetically modified food, food allergies; Protein could elicit an immune response in humans increase. Genetically modified crops have harmful effects on laboratory animals in feeding trials and on the environment during cultivation. Bad effects of GMOs go far beyond their direct effects on human health as monstrous changes may occur in the environment too. Such risks are serious enough to push authorities to stop the production of genetically modified food. Nature is much more important for people’s lives than GMOs.

Genetically modified food can increase toxicity, most plants produce substances that are toxic to humans. Most of the plants that humans consume produce toxins at levels low enough that they do not produce any adverse health effects. Antibiotic resistance is another effect of genetically modified food. Bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics by creating antibiotic resistance genes through natural mutation. A lot of people die from food poisoning by the bacteria in all food.

There are many human health risks on the other hand unknown effects on human health. Introducing foreign genes into food plants may have an unexpected and negative impact on human health. Genetically modified food cause E coli, E. coli is a common type of bacteria that can get into food, like beef and vegetables. E coli can cause a very serious infection. GMOs and natural food has different effects on the human body. As GMOs are different from natural food, they differ in their effects. Humans have depended on natural foods, which are non-GMOs, and they have...
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