Genetically Modified Foods
What are GMOs?
Genetically Modified Food Pros
GMOs are more resistant to bugs
They can be more nutritional than normal foods
GMOs can grow faster and stay fresher longer.
Genetically Modified Food Cons
Large amounts of herbicides are used on the plants.
They caused the creation of very tough weeds.
Animal studies have suggested that GMOs may damage the liver, kidneys and immune system.
Most GMOs are not labeled in the US.
Should it be mandatory to label GMOs in the US?
Genetic engineering - Making changes in the DNA code of a living organism.
Transgenic - an organism that has DNA from another organism artificially introduced into it
Selective breeding - When humans control which plants will pollinate each other to develop a specific characteristic in the plants.