GMOs – genetically modified organisms – have been the topic of many food discussions. With so much talk of GMOs and GM foods, you may be surprised to know there are currently only eight genetically modified crops available in the United States and Canada. Three more have been approved but are not yet available in the market.
To begin our list of GMO pros and cons, GMO foods have the ability to help consumers who have allergies. Food allergies have increased from 3.4 percent to 5.1 percent between 2009 and 2011. Since allergies are increasing among consumers, it is getting difficult to find food that they can eat.
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In 2005, a Russian scientist, conducted a study using rats. This study showed that more than half of the babies who were born from rats fed GM soy died within three weeks. This is compared to the 10% death rate of babies from rats fed non-GMO soy.
GMO's work by tearing the stomach of the pests ... studies now confirm that the pesticide tears the lining of the people that eat the GMO food as the pesticide is a large part of the food.. (NaturalNews) A new variety of genetically modified potato could show up in Idaho as early as 2015.
Scientists (even within the FDA) have called for longer-term studies to be performed and have expressed concern that the American public is basically now functioning as one large “experimental group.” Most of the half-dozen, well-designed long-term, GE-food feeding studies published in respected, peer-reviewed journals have reported at least some worrisome findings, often involving adverse impacts on the liver, kidneys, or lymphatic system.
Chapter 48. Genetically Modified GMO Food, the Great Scandal . Jeffrey Smith writes about the dangers of Genetically Modified Food in his book,”Seeds of Deception”. (18) This information about the health threat of genetically modified food may be new to you, since there has been a cover up with media censorship, and the suppression of key research scientists.
The resulting product is a genetically modified organism (GMO). GM is a form of food biotechnology. Basic food biotechnology has been performed for thousands of years. We can look back to 4000 BC when fermentation and malting were mainstays in Mesopotamia.
GMO crops use less water. From 1980 to 2011, the amount of irrigation water required for fields planted with corn decreased by 53%. For cotton fields the amount of irrigation water decreased by 75%. Soybeans, rice, and potatoes all saw decreases of at least 38%.
So, what I’m saying is, you can’t blanket term the effects of GMOs because everything we eat now is a GMO and it has been that way for 40,000+ years… they just had more time consuming and crude methods to make their food grow or taste better, not using science and controls to check their results carefully.