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Untested, Unsafe and Unhealthy GMO Foods

            "When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow. No matter what good some people believe they are doing, everything seems to come with a consequence, and the question is whether or not the good overpowers the bad. Many experts argue that Genetically Modified foods are actually beneficial to, not only people, but animals, plants, and the world overall. Some experts even state that, not only are they beneficial, but that they also protect the environment and aid food productivity. Most farmers actually recommend GMO's because they are easier to grow, maintain, and tend to be more profitable; however, countless other experts have come to realize that GMO foods are untested, unsafe, and unhealthy. .
             Studies indicate that these "acclaimed" GMO foods will not, feed the world, end hunger, increase the profit of farmers, or reduce the cost of farming. GMO's even have long term effects that haven't been adequately tested, and the effects could be catastrophic if they are not handled with caution. Although some experts claim, "GM foods reduce effectiveness of pesticides." However, that is the point. GM foods are created in order to decrease the amount of pesticides. It is a healthier and safer option than the use of chemicals going into your body. For example, members of the Northern Canola Growers Association express, "GM foods such as BT corn can help eliminate the application of chemical pesticides." Because pesticides are harmful to humans, GM foods are the better solution; they decrease the danger. This quote shows that GM foods are already being produced in foods such as corn, and nothing has gone wrong yet. They are actually healthier because pesticides aren't used. In a 2000 Washington Post editorial, Hassan Adamu, Nigeria's minister of Agriculture, explains to readers that, "in Africa, GM foods could almost literally weed out poverty." And, "many African countries face poor growing conditions that thwart any attempts to grow traditional crops.

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