Genetically Modified Organisms
by Miika Jarvela
Why are GMOs bad?
For all we know, GMOs could be the next DDT. We all thought that DDT was good for our crops, but now it is banned from use because it is too harmful. One known harmful effect is the effect of GM corn pollen on monarch butterfly larvae. The GM corn decreased the survival rate by 50%.
The farmers who grow GMOs for their crops do not have any standards or limits set on them. The FDA does not regulate any GMOs. Food companies do not have to label if their products are GMOs or not. If the FDA reviews the product and recommends something, the company does not have to comply. The GMOs can be dangerous, but they have not undergone enough testing and research.