Genetically Modified Food
By: Javier G and Nick C
What is it?
Uses of GMO's
AgricultureIncrease in yields that are pest and disease resistant. Seeds began to be grown in 1996 in the US.
Created a bacteria capable of producing human insulin. Fewer allergetic reactions and cost savings.
Allow certain helpful bacteria to live in any sort of environment to allow them to survive longer.
Lowering of food prices throughout the world
Curing Hunger around the world as well as Malnutrition
Shrinking our Environmental Footprint
The genes themselves in these biotech foods may pose a human health risk, but the chemicals the plants are treated with also have negative consequences. The food you eat may contain traces of these toxic chemicals.
Labeling Is Not Required
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not require genetically modified foods to be labeled as such. On food in the market you should see a seal stating the food is "Non-GMO Project Verified", otherwise you may be consuming genetically modified food with potential negative health consequences.
The Safety Is Uncertain
No research has been conducted on the health and safety for people who eat genetically modified foods. A study has shown that rats fed genetically modified corn had a decline in liver, kidney, heart, adrenal gland and spleen health and function.
How does it affect Organisms?
Affect on environment
Toxic solutions are sprayed on the ground and on plants. These include pesticides and herbicides. These could also kill animals such as bees who are very important in pollinating plants. Birds are also at risk when they eat the plants or the bugs that are intoxicated
Effect on future
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