Recently, there has been a huge uprise in reports from all over the world of new diseases that have affected much of the population today. Diseases such as obesity, Alzheimer’s, Celiac Disease, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and so much more have been on the rise. Researchers have suspected the culprit of these diseases to be our food. Along with the diseases, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) has also been on the rise. The more poor food we eat, the greater the potential harm to our health. One of the poor foods we consume is GMO: the altering of genes in food to produce desirable effects. These effects can range from an improvement in nutritional value, texture, flavor, and a longer shelf life. These effects may seem harmless and quite favorable. However, what makes this GMO so poor is because of the harmful side effects it actually produces. According to the Non-GMO Shopping Guide of the Institute for Responsible Technology, the technology of genetic engineering is currently very crude (ABOUT GMOs, n.d.). It is impossible to carry out the technology with accuracy, meaning that it can disrupt the DNA in an organism. In order to present a real danger to the health of the human body, one must put an impediment on the body's natural state. According to clinical instructor of medicine, Dr. Soram Khalsa, “when our bodies get a genetically modified food, it does not recognize it and doesn’t know what to do with it. We as doctors are realizing in these cases our body may be treating it as an allergen that it does not recognize. When that happens it contributes to “punching holes” in the lining of the small intestine and these unrecognized and incompletely digested foods can send molecules into our bloodstream. This contributes to setting up allergic and autoimmune reactions in our bodies” (Khalsa, n.d.). This implies that the intake of genetically modified food leaves the body in an unnatural state and impedes the body’s natural mechanisms, which therefore endangers the body’s health. Dangerous side effects of excessive consumption of GMO in a diet disrupts the natural state of the body which can range from body toxicity, food allergies, negative reproductive effects, and sometimes even death (6 Negative Side Affects To Eating Genetically Modified Foods, 2010).
There are two types of GMO; herbicide tolerant and self-generating insecticide. “The herbicide tolerant variety are designed to survive high doses of toxic weed killers” (Must-Avoid Foods: Linking GMO to Toxicity and Disease, 2012). When the toxic weed killers get used on these crops, some of the toxins end up in the weed in the food. What is alarming is that the toxic weed killers are actually linked to birth defects, cancer, and hormone disruption (Must-Avoid Foods: Linking GMO to Toxicity and Disease, 2012). The self-generating insecticide such as corn, produces their own insecticide in each and every cell (Swanson, Genetically Modified...