GMO or genetically modified foods
What are GMOs?
The following definition of GMO seems to us the most accurate and simple:
A genetically modified organism (abbreviated as GMO) is a living or plant organism, the genotype of which has been changed using genetic engineering methods to give the body new properties. Today, similar changes are being made almost everywhere in the creation of food for economic purposes, and sometimes for scientific purposes.
The difference between genetic modification is in the purposeful construction of the genotype of the organism, which is in contrast to the random, characteristic of natural and artificial mutagenesis.
How do GM foods affect health?
Today it has been proven for sure that GMOs have a very detrimental effect on the human body. Due to the influence of such products, a person's hematopoiesis process may be disrupted. People who consume GMO foods are much more susceptible to cancer than others.
An interesting effect on the body of GMOs is that the human body stops responding adequately to drugs. In other words, it will be much more difficult to cure a GMO consumer of the disease. Genetically modified organisms, as well as products containing them, provoke the development of skin diseases, allergies, digestive disorders, and various disorders of the nervous system.
These studies were conducted on adults with a well-formed body. How devastating the use of GMOs in children's diets will be, one can only imagine. By the way, in some European countries the use of GMOs in children's nutrition is prohibited. Now manufacturers are "pouring" low-quality goods into third world countries.
Is genetically modified soybean unsafe?
Experiments prove that genetically modified soybeans are especially harmful to the health and procreation of mammals. In addition to the high mortality rate among experimental rats, studies have also revealed an increased level of anxiety and even aggression among males, females, and rat pups fed with foods containing GMOs.
GMOs in baby food
Today, shop windows are full of a variety of baby food. There are vegetables, cereals, soups, and cottage cheese - everything your heart desires. In fact, not everything is so beautiful.
Only natural products should be used in the child's diet, since only in this case you can be sure that they do not contain GMOs and you will not harm the health of your child.
What kind of baby food products are especially dangerous in terms of GMO content? These are absolutely all canned meat and fish, products containing soy additives, soy oil. Since most often, it is soy that is a genetically modified product. Nearly all breast milk replacement formulas contain soy supplements. Now, when buying boxes and jars, think about it. Let your baby get used to healthy food and a healthy lifestyle from birth.
But is there any benefit to GMOs?
GMO against cancer
In the United States, GMO-based scientists have developed a drug against cervical cancer. Already 13 women have tested this drug on themselves. They were given this terrible diagnosis. 4 women have significantly improved their condition. In 1 patient, the cancer was completely gone. 2 years have passed since then, and the disease does not return. In another 3 women, the tumor decreased by 20%. 7 patients who participated in the experiment, unfortunately, still died of cancer.
Vaccine manufacturers believe that when the vaccine is used earlier in the course of the disease, the results will be much more impressive. Today scientists are also working with GMOs on vaccines for ovarian, prostate, breast, and brain cancer. In modern ecology, unfortunately, even a healthy lifestyle will not save one hundred percent from cancer.
GMOs in the service of medicine
In England, transgenic chickens are bred in which eggs are important for medicine. The proteins from the eggs of these birds are taken for the manufacture of a drug that can heal malignant tumors. This important event took place in the very research institution in which the famous Dolly the sheep was once created.
Ten years have passed since then. This discovery of scientists is on the verge of developing completely new drugs. These drugs will become much cheaper, their production will be easier, because for the production it is enough just to have a chicken coop and feed. The work of scientists from England will undoubtedly become a new milestone on the path of healing mankind from a terrible disease.
GMOs - pros and cons
What are GMO proponents saying?
It is GMOs that will help solve food problems on our small planet. With the help of this technology, it is possible to bring out such plants that will not care about African droughts and plant diseases. You can also breed special, genetically modified species of farm animals, they will give a lot of products and will not be demanding on food, resistant to diseases.
With the help of this technology, it will also be possible to grow organs for transplantation, to grow plants that are suitable for making tissues.
What do GMO opponents say?
It turned out that GMO corn, potatoes and soybeans are much more expensive. In addition, genetically modified plants do not produce viable seeds at all. That is, first of all, it is beneficial only to the suppliers of planting material.
Another important disadvantage is that cultivated GMO plants in the field give hybrids with wild plants. One can only imagine what mutants will be on our planet in a few decades.
Among other things, international terrorism can get a new direction. After all, you can create so many new and unknown viruses, which will be very, very difficult to cope with, since during their creation it is possible to lay down any qualities.
On the territory of most countries today, special labeling is put on food, which indicates that it does not contain GMOs. Whether to buy products with GMOs or not - the choice is always yours.
Author: Zhanna Sh. (Specially for Calorizator.ru)
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