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Are you OK with eating genetically modified food?
Yes. There is no evidence that a crop is dangerous to eat just because it is GM. There have been a few studies claiming damage to human or animal health from specific foods that have been developed using GM.
What are the health risks of genetically modified food?
The results of most studies with GM foods indicate that they may cause some common toxic effects such as hepatic, pancreatic, renal, or reproductive effects and may alter the hematological, biochemical, and immunologic parameters.
Why do some people worry that eating genetically modified food may be harmful?
Why do some people worry that eating genetically modified food may be harmful? Altering the DNA of plants always reduces the nutritional content. Genetic modification reduces the genetic variation in both plants and animals. There have been many studies showing that these foods cause disease.
Why is it important to know if you are consuming foods that are genetically modified?
GM foods pose a serious health risk in toxicology, allergy and immune function, reproductive health, and metabolic, physiologic and genetic health.” John Boyles says “I used to test for soy allergies all the time, but now that soy is genetically engineered, it is so dangerous that I tell people never to eat it.”
What do GMOs do to the body?
One specific concern is the possibility for GMOs to negatively affect human health. This could result from differences in nutritional content, allergic response, or undesired side effects such as toxicity, organ damage, or gene transfer.
What are the risks of GMO potatoes?
These can cause numerous health issues, including nausea, vomiting and neurological effects. The most complex issue is that PPO-silencing also results in the concealment of various tuber infections. So consumers may eat potatoes that look perfectly healthy but actually contain fungal or bacterial pathogens.
What are the cons of GMO potatoes?
Pros & Cons
- Harmful health risks: Can cause antibiotic resistance.
- Cause health problems for animals eating the product.
- Some GM foods may contain allergens and toxins.
- Gene transfer may occur between organisms.