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Genetically Modified Engineered English 0309 Mla

931 words - 4 pages

Santana 1
Santana 3
Liosha Santana
Ms. Milspaugh
English 0309
October 5, 2017
Genetic Modification is the worst Invention
For many years, genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), also known as geo engineered foods, have replaced our diets, which has dramatically affected human’s health. GMO foods are resistant to pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, and are created by merging genes of different species. This process, the Non-GMO project, is impossible for nature to do on its own. Consuming genetically altered foods and processed goods can lead to an increased risk of health issues, for example different types of cancer and diseases that are unknown to mankind. This also poses an ecological threat, because the number of herbicides and pesticides used on produce have multiplied; the chemicals used are poisonous, and they throw off the balance in the food chain, leading to many species becoming endangered. GMO is the worst invention made within the past two hundred years, because the process of it is unnatural. It is unnatural for anything to speed of the growth of food.
The process of genetically engineering food has some negative effects on society, the majority of people don’t know what their food is made of or where their food is from. Big business rarely labels these foods as products of GMO especially here in America. As these organisms are infused in our foods without our knowledge, we do not realize that the food we eat on a daily basis has many harmful toxins. Most business fail to let us know where the food is coming from, and scientist can’t guarantee that GMO foods are actually healthy. The side effects can already be seen: there have been increased allergic reactions, antibiotic resistant, bacteria, carcinogens, nutritional deficiencies and other toxic hazards ("10 Reasons to Avoid GMOs"). GE unleashes a host of random side effect, by mixing genes from totally unrelated species ("10 Reasons to Avoid GMOs"). While these side effects of GMOs may seem microscopic, in the grand scheme of things, the lasting effects can be much more drastic. The increased number of children eating GMO’s are having life-threatening allergies. Many people have died from side effects of GMOs, more than 1,500 partially paralyzed and 5,000 were temporarily handicapped by chemicals used in harvesting GMOs ("Research Paper | Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)". These numbers do not include the number of children that have been born with birth defects associated with the chemical, glyphosate, and this chemical alone can cause infertility, stillbirths, miscarriages and cancers ("Research Paper | Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)". Soon children birth defects will be surreal, like in fairytales, they come out looking like one-eyed goblins ("Research Paper | Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)".
Major amounts of the chemicals used to make GMO’s have increased drastically, this has major ecological effects. The deadly weed killer Monsanto, for...

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