GMOs

What are GMOs?

GMOs (or Genetically modified Organisms) are artificially manipulated living organisms whose genetic material has been Genetically Engineered in a laboratory. This virtually new science can create unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes that do not happen in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.

What are they used for?

GMOs are used to produce and protect food or other goods such as Corn, Cotton, Edamame, Soybeans, Wheat, Potatos, and Rice.

Health Concerns

Eating a large amount of GMOs can result in allergic reactions, accelerated aging, disorders like autism, immune system disorders, digestive problems, and reproductive disorders.

Solution

I suggest that we all pay attention to food labels and read the ingredients in different things. We should all know about both different GMOs, and how to learn more about them. This way we will be able to control what we eat. Eventually, if we stop using GMOs, we will shut them out entirely.

Citations

"What is Non-GMO?".The Organic & Non-GMO Report.5/30/15http://www.non-gmoreport.com/whatisnon-gmo.php


"10 Reasons to Avoid GMOs".Institute for Responsible Technology.5/30/15http://www.responsibletechnology.org/10-Reasons-to-Avoid-GMOs