Potential Health Risks

  • Genetically modified plants pose the risk of introducing a new allergen to the population and might risk others with allergies because unrelated genes are incorporated into products
  • For example, a fish gene can be placed into a wheat crop
  • The bacteria in our bodies could pick up the antibiotic-resistance genes of the GM food and facilitate the spread of disease-causing bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics

GM Technology Will Hurt Small Farmers

Harming the Environment

  • GM crops risk harming other wildlife, such as the monarch butterflies
  • Only 56% of monarch larvae survived when fed plants covered in GM products, where all those fed traditional pollen lived
  • Mosquitoes have also become tolerant of DDT and have the potential of becoming "superbugs"
  • There has been much talk about the possibilities of "superweeds" that will be resistant to herbicides and damage crop yields

Crimes Against Nature

  • Many people feel that GMOs are committing crimes against nature because they are altering the natural sequence of agriculture
  • Critics believe that GMOs are attempting to play God by substituting human intervention for natural selection
  • GMOs are also profit driven and in reality care about the return on their investment
  • This is proven through their attention on high-volume crops, such as corn and cotton, and not on the crops that might feed the suffering people in LDCs