Genetically-Modified Foods: Dangerously Delicious, or Deliciously Dangerous?

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What Are Genetically-Modified Foods?
Certain foods’ genetic materials, or DNA, have been altered in such a way that they do not occur naturally. You can call it many different ways: modern biotechnology, gene technology, recombinant DNA technology and genetic engineering.

What Is The Objective For Producing GM Foods?
GM seed developers initially altered plants genetically to “improve crop protection.” The concern came from diseases affecting plants exposed from insects and viruses. Over time, they saw an advantage to growing these crops as a novelty for farmers and the rest of the food industry, as well a greater benefit “in terms of nutritional value and durability”; not to mention, “lower prices.”

What Are The Advantages Of GM Foods?

  • Pest resistance
  • Herbicide tolerance
  • Disease resistance
  • Cold tolerance
  • Drought tolerance / salinity tolerance
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Phytoremediation

What Are The Disadvantages Of GM Foods?

  • Environmental hazards
  • o Unintended harm to other organisms
  • o Reduced effectiveness of pesticides
  • o Gene transfer to non-target species
  • HUMAN HEALTH RISKS
  • o Allergenicity
  • o Unknown effects on human health
  • Economic concerns

A Must-Read National Best Seller!:
Seeds Of Deception: Exposing Industry And Government Lies About The Safety Of GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED FOODS You’re Eating
By Jeffrey m. smith
Foreword by Frances Moore Lappê
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Resources
who.int/foodsafety/publications/biotech/20questions/en/
csa.com/discoveryguides/gmfood/overview.php
seedsofdeception.com

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