By Liz Remington
I am in favor of GMOs, because in the foods that have GMOs in them we eat almost every day. What's the point of scientists discrediting the food they eat themselves. Is it to help their company get more money? One example is that their is just not enough evidence that GMOs are harmful. In this flyer the order is simple alphabetical in support and the other side.
1. Over the last years, various GMO crops with health benefits have been developed in which genes, are mostly originating from other organisms.(Science Daily)
2. GMOs can get rid of potently harmful ingredients in food.(Pollack, Andrew)
3. They put in only desired traits and remove all the bad ones, and can also transfer genes across species. (Reville, William)
4. GMOs and non-GMOs are nutritionally equivalent. (Steven Novella)
5. Society, the economy, and the environment have benefitted enormously from GMO crops. (Marc von Montagu)
6. There is very little science that states that GMOs are unsafe, and agribusinesses fear mandatory labels will spook customers. (Wozniacka, Gosia)
The Other Side
2. The DNA of GMOs can have hundreds of thousands of mutations. (Institute for Responsible Technology)
3. The activity of up to five percent of their natural genes can be significantly changed. (Institute for Responsible Technology).
2. GMOs must follow safety requirements. (FDA)
3. There is just as much risk of eating a GM food as there is to eating a natural food. (FDA)
4. GMOs must be tested before they are allowed (The Non-GMO Project)
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