GMO/GMF- Are They Worth It?
What GMOs Actually Are:
Benefits of GMOs/GMFs
-edible vaccinations. Plants can be modified to hold an immunization to diseases like cholera and aids, and when ingested by humans can provide the same effects as a shot at the doctor would
-foods containing more of certain nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals that certain areas in the world are difficient of and severely lacking. Vitamin A has been put in certain food products in hopes that when countries with citizens who have vitamin deficiencies eat the food, they will become healthier and have less of a deficiency.
Harmful Effects of GMOs and GMFs
-exotic genes implanted in plants have to potential to produce toxins that are harmful to humans, rather than their normal genes that produce a balanced amount of toxins that do not have a harmful effect on humans due the amount of toxins produced is much lower.
-seeds or pollen from genetically modified plants can/are/will continue to spread to nearby fields and other crops where their modified genes are integrating themselves into wild plants, which wild animals that are not supposed to be eating those specific modified versions actually are. The modified plants are becoming a natural occurrence in the wild as opposed to strictly being plants of human consumption.
What I Think
Batalion, Nathan, Nd. “50 Harmful Effects of Genetically Modified (GM) Foods.” Raw Wisdom. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015. <http://www.raw-wisdom.com/50harmful.>.
Edwards, Terrell, et al. “Benefits of GM Food.” Genetically Modified Food. UC Santa Cruz, n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015. <https://classes.soe.ucsc.edu/cmpe080e/Spring05/projects/gmo/benefits.htm>.