Are GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) good or bad for your overall health? GMOs are genetically altered vegetables, fruits or even meat. They do this by inserting new DNA into the cells of the desired organism. Since GMOs are created only to benefit us, the only thing people would need to worry about is if there was a mistake. A mistake could be catastrophic depending on what the mistake turns out to be.
There has never been a recorded “mistake” in the process of making these GMOs. So far, the only thing being genetically modified in food is either to make it chemical resistant, like herbicide resistant corn, or to make the food bigger, like what they did to tomatoes. If there was a mistake in that particular process, I do not believe it would be a health risk.
In the past decade, there have been no health risks observed from these “Superfoods”. They are just as healthy as normal food. In fact, they are better than what they used to be. Corn is 90% genetically modified to resist insects and herbicides. Apples were developed to resist browning after being cut. Salmon’s appetite has been altered so that they will grow in size. Those were just common GMOs, there are a lot more foods that have been genetically modified.
What are your thoughts on GMOs?
Do you believe they are necessary?