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In sixty to seventy percent of all foods in our grocery stores contain genetically modified ingredients Due to the fact that genetically modifying foods can feed more people and cut down on costs because genetically modified foods need fewer herbicides and insecticides But is genetically modifying foods a good idea Is it safeThe basic concept of genetically modifying foods is that basically the people pick the traits and basically tell the plant what its going to look like how its going to taste etc But the question remaining is it safe for my family to eat In my opinion it is not safe because the risks outweigh the benefits of safety Genetically modified food and crops are still being produced and eaten by us everyday even though there is little scientific studies about their health risks they can carry toxins and may increase the risk of allergic reactions Above all it could hurt our ecosystem because the increased use of herbicides could diminish habitats for farmland birds and other species Therefore it will cause more and more habitats to be destroyed because of the all the chemicals in the herbicides used on genetically modified foodsA final reason why genetically modified foods can potentially hurt us is it could potentially change the nutrient content of the foods and crops being genetically modified This can either be a good or bad thing because if the nutrients are higher due to genetically modifying I am all for it if not then is could potentially harm us without anyone even knowing With genetically modified food a study showed that some of the nutrients in a genetically modified tomato had fewer nutrients than one grown naturally without anything being modified It may be able to feed more people but could potentially hurt our bodies because we are not getting the nutrients we need from the foods we eat every day That is to say that we should say no to
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