GMOs More Like GMNOs
by katelynncoull on November 6, 2015 - 11:53pm
Nobody really knows how much of the food we eat cosists of GMOs(Genetically Modified Organism). In Joel Edwards article "GMOs are dangerous to our health, according to latest independent research" he discusses how even though the GM food industry studies show that these foods are safe, new studies disagree. The first study discusses was the Seralini Study. Many say that this study is irrlavent because because of the way it was cundected. Edwards says that "The Seralini study was actually a well-designed and well-conducted study. If we are to accept the argument that Seralini's study does not provide substantial evidence that genetically modified food is dangerous, then we must also conclude that the short-term toxicity studies funded by the agriculture industry (primarily Monsanto) on GM foods cannot prove that they are safe" (Edwards, 2015). They basically conducted the same study using everything the same except for the duration. Seralini's study went two years where as Monsanto's lasted 90 days. Many new studies are also beginning to show that GMOs are not healthy for the human body.One indepent study even showed short term effects on rats. This study lasted 1-3 months with rats that were only fed GM soy and GM corn. many of the rats died of many toxic effects, including DNA damage, abnormal sperm, blood changes, and damage to the liver, the kidneys and testes" (Edwards, 2015). The conductor of this study, Dr.Oraby, said that the only reason this is not happening to us is because we do not only eat GMOs. Edwradrs then goes into how many people in the public eye such as Bill Nye The Science Guy has been bought by the lobbying plan of Monsato. The people want GMOs to be labelled and many countries ban the cultivation of GMOs already but we are not one of them. These GMO pollens will travel many miles through the air andend up getting people sued. They are unpredictable and uncontrollable. Scientists are beginning to worry that these GMOs can "result in new allergens or toxins, and even new viruses" (Edwards, 2015). This makes scientists worried about the future and think we should return to traditional agriculture.
Personally I agree with this article because I don't agree with all this GMO hype. After hearing about all of the PR and lobbying scams that GMO companies like Monsanto have done I'm not too such I can trust them. Since we are not too sure about these long term effects I think that we should label what is and what is a GMO. We should be allowed to identify what is organic and what isn't. I think this is important so that we can chose what we ingest and the big companies do not.
Edwards, J. (2015, July 19). GMOs are dangerous to our health, according to latest independent research. Retrieved from http://www.naturalnews.com/050454_GMO_research_biotech_dangers_health_is...