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Your family sits down for a nice home cooked meal There is chickencorn on the cob green beans and mashed potatoes All of these seemlike they are healthy dinner choices and they are unless they containgenetically modified food Genetically modified foods consist oforganisms that have been scientifically modified for specificallydesired outcomes These genetically modified organisms GMOs are incirculation of the American food market and may be extremely harmful tothe health of those who ingest them Because of the positive resultsGMOs may have they were legalized this careless decision willpotentially harm human health and the environment There are manypotential benefits with the use of GMOs but the benefits do not outweigh the health and environmental risks GMOs are fairly new sominimal information leaves unanswered questions What are the long termaffects of eating GMOs How does any scientist know the long termaffects of eating GMOs since it is a new technology Are geneticallymodified plants going to affect the environment If so how GMOs couldbe affecting our bodies and environment negatively day by dayBiotechnology has opened the door to an extremely risky practice What is a GMOGenetic modification is a branch from an extremely old and traditionalpractice For centuries plants and animals with traits that are yearnedfor in future generations have been bred together to help improve thespecies this process is called simple selection Safety ofGenetically Engineered Foods 3 It is a process that can not occur overnight and often takes more than a decade to see the desired net resultsbe prominent Key 290 In order to speed up this process geneticengineering GE was discovered GE specifically takes the DNA of oneorganism and administers it into anotherKey 290 The trait that wasinjected into the species will be expressed immediately when the plantgrowsKey 291 So the process that has always taken years to perform isnow occurring in a laboratory almost instantly Simple selection hasbeen safely and naturally practiced for thousands of years but now theunnatural process of GE could
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