GMOs/ GMFs

Crystal Rivas

GMOs/GMFs?

Genetically modified organisms- Any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.

Genetically modified foods- foods whose genetic material have been altered

Benefits

-Some foods are able to last longer because they become resistant to diseases and some don't develop diseases.

-Farmers jobs become a bit easier they won't be as affected by animals or pesticides ruining their plants or crops. This will also save them lots of money

-Some kids or adults could also be protected by diseases because there are GMFs that have vaccinations for some diseases. Now by simply eating a banana a child or adult my be protected from a certain diseases.

Risks

-Plants rely on the transfer of pollen, via insects or the air, to breed and produce offspring, and it's difficult to control how they cross-breed in the wild. We don't know how the non native genes would affect wild populations. Critics feel the need to learn more about the potential long term affects of genetically modified plants in the environment

-There are lots of people who suffer from allergies, like nuts,wheat,eggs,or dairy products. people are concerned that the protein products of introduced genes may be toxic or allergic to some people

-There is no real economic value GMO foods take just as long to mature and just as much time to grow. There's no real difference between the GMO foods when compared to non-GMO foods

Opinion

GMOs/GMFs should be labeled, people have a right to know what they are eating so they can make an informed decision of what they are going to buy. There lots of people who are allergic to these GMFs they should know so that they are careful when buying food. What's the difference between labeling nutritional facts and weather foods are GMFs, everyone should know what they are putting into their bodies.

Work cited

HRF. Health research foundation, 4 Dec. 2013. Web. 10 Mar. 2015.

<http://healthresearchfunding.org/pros-cons-genetically-modified-foods/>.


IUNS. International Union of Nutritional Sciences,, 2012. Web. 10 Mar. 2015.

<http://www.iuns.org/

statement-on-benefits-and-risks-of-genetically-modified-foods-for-human-health-an

d-nutrition/>.