GMO!!! Harmful or Not?

October 11, 2015

 

 

 

 

Genetically modified organism (GMO), also known as transgenic organism is any organism whose gene have been altered using genetic engineering, or modification.

 

Monsanto, a sustainable agriculture company, has been delivering genetically modified crops to farmers around the world.  The company is fairly new to the market despite sharing the name and history of a company founded in 1901.  In an attempt to help farmers not lose crops due to weather, pests, and corrosions, Monsanto started modifying organisms.  Crops are tested and approved for safety in their own facility.  My thoughts are the company is fairly new…So how are they so sure that the crops are safe for us to eat?

 

When doing my own research on this topic the one subject that kept coming to mind was Dolly, Molly and Polly. The sheep that have been cloned and genetically modified. As we all know Dolly only lived to be 6 years old and died from lung disease. Dolly was cloned from the breast cell of a 6 year old adult ewe.  Was her death a natural cause or was it the cloning methods to create her? I found little to no information on the lives of Molly and Polly.

 

In conclusion, there seems to be little evidence to how safe genetically modifying organism are.  We have the right to chose if we want to eat or not eat foods with GMO.  United States and Canada are the only places to not make it a law to label foods that are created using GMO.

 

 

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below about making it a law to label foods “GMO”

 

 

 

With happiness & health,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mariana Fritsch

 

 

 

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