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  • Of course they are harmful!!!

    I could take into account that some gene flow have occurred between species, or that the product might cause allergies, etc. But those are hard to prove whether they are harmful to humans or not. My gut says yes, but I cannot prove it yet. But no. I will not talk about these two interesting and engaging facts. I only need one FACT in order to make my decision: GMOs are creating generations of super-resistant agricultural pests.

    So, if you are interested in feeding the world, think again. How much food would be left if we reached a point where we can no longer control agricultural pests, to the point that certain crop species can not be cultivated anymore.

    Also, Franken-corn pollinates native corn and other heirloom or human-bred strains. There are certain vast areas of the world where we can no longer find non-GMO corn strains, because it has been mixed with the Franken-corn. And the cherry on top of that cake is that if Monsanto (that particular GMO creator) will sue you if they find one of their patented freak of nature corn plants in your farm. Still think it is helpful? Three words: SHUT....IT....DOWN!!!

  • Fearing the unknown

    There is very little reseach on the saftey of GMOs, infadct the few studies that have been conducted were dis-counted for "reseach and human error effecting the results" because the results were unfavorable. Europe currently has a safe-guard band against GMOs because of the lack of evidence that it is safe and they refuse to introduce something untill it is proven safe. It's the old saying "better safe than sorry." Still, the FDA opperates on an economic reson so they introduce a product and then get rid of it if it is proven unsafe. Riots and protests have been been activly carried out all over the world against GMOs. If they are truley safe that why is their so little evidence and so much opposition?

  • Yes they are harmful.

    GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.

    Virtually all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide. Despite biotech industry promises, none of the GMO traits currently on the market offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any other consumer benefit.

    Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights.

    Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. In the U.S., the government has approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the same corporations that created them and profit from their sale. Increasingly, Americans are taking matters into their own hands and choosing to opt out of the GMO experiment.

  • Fear across the world

    Over 60 countries in the world have some kind of ban on GM foods. This has to mean that there is big fear about GMO's. They are not even labeled. You would not even know is there was any GMO's in your food. They have been going on for years. The people knew nothing about this. The GMO companies are hiding something. If it is not labeled don't trust it.

  • The world of GMOs is suspicious.

    We don't know the effects of GMOs because we haven't been eating them long enough. We would probably need to have an all GMO diet for a certain period of time to know the true effects. But some people who have eaten GMOs claim to have felt sick--and these foods include enchiladas and other foods that normally could never make you sick. Besides, GMO companies hate it when their seeds end up on someone's farm, right? Their reason? They MUST have something to hide. They are afraid the farmers would run tests on the seeds and find dangerous stuff in them.

  • We don't know what it is doing to us yet

    Using gmos are tricky because none of us are sure what it is doing to our bodies yet. While it may be doing nothing, it may also be doing everything. Putting those chemicals into our bodies cannot be good in the long run and for most Americans (about 62%) they are not even aware they are eating these mysterious modified chemical foods!

  • GMO fear of the unknown

    While people are afraid of many things like the dark because they don't know what lies in it many people are just fine with a piece of corn that could give you cancer or other diseases. While people say scientists have been testing GMO foods for decades the truth is that many scientists will be funded by the companies that make Genetically Modified Foods. Then with wink and some more under the table money suddenly the test turns out amazing and there is no problem with any of the test subjects.

  • Scientists who are not silenced by strong-arm tactics urge CAUTION

    I am not a scientist, and am not easily alarmed but here are my 3 main arguments:
    (1)when so many educated individuals in the sciences urge a more cautious approach to GMOs
    (2) combined with our learned experiences as a race when we have all been told countless times before that certain chemicals, products, etc. were "harmless"
    (3) with the application of common sense and the observation that the many delicate balances of nature, from the balance of the ecosystem to our delicate brain chemistry to the incredible forces that keeps the electrons in every tiny atom from ever smashing into one another - Nature is an organized marvel that should not be toyed with; it commands respect and cooperation.
    Further: Fron the Union of Concerned Scientists :GMOs do not, on average, increase yields at all. This was evident in the Union of Concerned Scientists' 2009 report Failure to Yield―the definitive study to date on GM crops and yield.
    Further: from the Institute for Responsible Technology
    10 Reasons to Avoid GMOs READ IT:
    http://www.Responsibletechnology.Org/10-Reasons-to-Avoid-GMOs

  • We just don't know.

    GMOs definitely have their place in society, but it is hard to say what their long term effects are because we just don't know. We are putting this material into our body and we don't know if it can be bad for us in the long term. We should at the very least label GMO foods.

  • GMO's are potentially harmful and should be regulated

    The FDA allows GMO's in foods and they are not currently regulated. They should be. We need more long-term studies on the side effects and more clear warnings about their inclusion in our foods. Potential harms include reproductive side effects, immune problems, effects on aging and other possible developmental changes. We need to really know what they can do and how they can be harmful.
    See http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-dangers

  • They are helpful.

    GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are very helpful. They currently have very little side effects, and those will be eliminated in the future as the science gets better. GMOs allow crop to grow fast, yield more edible food, and are more resistant to harsh weather condition and any type of viruses that may harm them.

  • The Way to go

    GMOs have been used for a lot longer than we think. Tomatoes are GMOs, we used natural selection, but it is still genetically modifying. People in Africa are starving because they are denied access of GMOs, even when it could be the only food source they have. I am in middle school, I have been studying GMOs for a while now, and I haven't found anything harmful with GMOs. They have done tests on rats, and they grew tumors. Scientists discredited that research for being inaccurate. I have still found nothing wrong with GMOs and there is no evidence of them being harmful to humans or animals.

  • GMOs Are The Way To Go

    GMOs have been used for a lot longer than we think. Tomatoes are GMOs, we used natural selection, but it is still genetically modifying. People in Africa are starving because they are denied access of GMOs, even when it could be the only food source they have. I am in middle school, I have been studying GMOs for a while now, and I haven't found anything harmful with GMOs. They have done tests on rats, and they grew tumors. Scientists discredited that research for being inaccurate. I have still found nothing wrong with GMOs and there is no evidence of them being harmful to humans or animals.

  • Research proves it's fine.

    After hours of research in school for a debate, it seems to me that most anti-GMO arguments stem from the fact that nobody is completely sure that they are not harmful. But scientists are pretty sure, after three decades of research and twenty years on the market with no harm done to people that have been eating GM crops for most or all of there lives, that these foods are safe for consumption. A study has shown rats that grew large tumors after being fed GMOs far a while, but it was discredited by many scientists. The only problem that I see with GMOs is economical, as farmers who use GM crops become dependent on the corporate giant Monsanto, who has a near monopoly in the GMO market.

  • GMO's are not harmful

    Genetically modified organisms are helpful in a variety of ways. Your question was too vague. Helpful to who? Helpful in what way? Harmful to who? Harmful in what way? In the most general sense, there are a plethora of genetically modified organisms that have been in existence for centuries. Corn is a GMO, regardless of how it's grown. Tomatoes, for the most part, are GMO's (even if grown organically). Most, if not all, common household pets are the result of human interference and genetic modification. We have been doing these things using processes of selective breeding, grafting, and cross-pollination to create new organisms, since before modern technology even existed. You should be more specific in your question.

  • Benefit to Humanity

    GMOs, although very little is known about them, are both good and bad: They can cause side effects, but eventually scientist will be able to correct those side effects, and they can be used for a good benefit: Iron, nutrients, etc, can be injected into the plants. Also, even if we cannot use GMOs for a food source, we can still use them for other things: Genetically modified flowers, such as the Blue Rose, will probably become increasingly popular. With GMOs, we can make plants that produce more of certain things, so we have to harvest less plants, to get what we need: Imagine if the cure to cancer was a little plant, but it was hard to grow, and only cured one person with each plant. We could genetically modify it to produce enough chemicals to cure a dozen people!

  • I think that GMOs are helpful

    The concept behind GMOS is just too valueble to pass up. It gives us the chance to feed a lot more people and in a healthy way. Granted right now there may need to be more research done on GMOs to make sure they completely healthy, but the reward at the end is big.

  • Parts of both

    GMOs aren't completely good or completely evil, there's pros and cons. Some of the things GMOs do help them grow in areas they previously could not, or grow more efficiently, or without certain harmful potential mutations. Some GMOs have adverse effects we have yet to competely grasp. They're more helpful than harmful, but they're a bit of both.

  • There is nothing wrong with GMOs.

    Anti-GMO types like to tell us that there's so much we don't know about GMOs and what they can do to us. Actually, they couldn't be wrong, there are two decades and counting of what we know about GMOs and how they affect humans and the simple fact of the matter is that they're safe. In a world with an increasing population, they're helpful and needed to feed the billions on our planet.

  • Safe and sustainable

    GMO are safe and basically the same product we eat (with less chemicals in fact).
    Bio products and so on are bullshit for rich unrealistic elites from the first world. Ther production is not sustainable, we just cannot produce enough for feeding the whole world. Access to basic healthy food should be a right and not a luxurious privilege.


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