GMO’s Threat

Any new science and technology have its two sides. Development of nuclear energy use in humans provides a large amount of nuclear energy and build on humans with great destructive nuclear weapons; GMO food had been helping us producing more food per unit soil and had been extremely effective in producing crops with gene-embedded pest control ability. However, there has always been some suspicion about the potential damage GMOs could bring to the environment and become a health hazard, the following research had shown some possible negative effect brought by GMO.

Scientists found that some genetically modified organisms may contain toxic substances and allergens, will adversely affect human health, serious and even cause cancer or cause some genetic diseases (Grove-White 19). Although so far no convincing research report shows that the improved varieties toxic, but some researchers believes that might be within the reach of some people want to achieve the effect, at the same time, also increased and the accumulation of food in trace amounts of toxins to refine and add artificial gene. The accumulation of this toxin is a rather long process, but it is indeed possible, so there is no guarantee that these improved varieties are not toxic. Puszta, a British scientist, said the study, which had been genetically engineered to cause damage to the liver, stomach and immune system in mice (Holst-Jensen 179). Although his experimental results need to be further confirmed, but can still suggest that people genetically modified foods may be detrimental to human health. Followed by an allergic reaction, people who have a food allergy sometimes have an allergy to food that has not previously been allergic to them. The reason is that it contains proteins that cause allergies. For example, scientists will be a part of the gene into the corn, wheat and shellfish genes in animals, and then, before eating corn allergies may be on the walnut, wheat and shellfish food allergies.

American is a nation that’s built on GMOs and the broader use of this technology could seriously harm the sustainability development thus should be treated seriously.


Works Cited

Grove-White, Robin, et al. “Uncertain world: Genetically modified organisms, food and public attitudes in Britain.” (1997).

Holst-Jensen, Arne, et al. “Detecting un-authorized genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and derived materials.” Biotechnology advances 30.6 (2012).


3 thoughts on “GMO’s Threat

  1. Yes as population continues to increase it is hard to feed everyone while practicing sustainability measures. I feel like a lot of the food that is being produced is not healthy for the human like cheetoes and soda. It is terrible how companies continue to produce such harmful products and distribute them as food. I believe we should have a policy to label products of the dangers that the GMO can cause, such as allergens and toxic substances. It’ll hopefully discourage people from consuming those products.


  2. I think it’s important to inform people about the affects of genetically modified organisms, and while we know they do have a wildly negative effect on plants and pollination patterns, we still don’t fully understand the human affects of them (at least in the long term). GMO’s are made (mostly) for profitability and efficiency and are rarely actually enhancing the health of an organism! Maybe in the future GMO’s can be produced to reduce their environmental impact as well as be healthier for humans to eat


  3. I also believe one of the most bizarre things about our communities is that foods affected with GMOs are cheaper than the healthy foods with are naturally grown. The fact that we have too pay more to stay healthy says a lot about our society and why we have obesity as such a major issue


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