A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. In the United States, nearly 100% of corn and wheat are GMOs. The alterations of these crops make them stronger. However, corn has become high inflammatory to the body with its continual change. Due to the changes in wheat, changed gluten properties are making more people prone to gluten intolerance. Several developed countries such as many in the European Union, Asia, and South America have banned imports of GMOs. Do you think the United States should stop GMOs?
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Thanks for replying, Paul. I agree with you 100%. I had recently read that GM crops are too far spread in our country that they will cross contaminate. That's an unfortunate and sad! GMs, along with aspartame, will definitely be the death of society.
Thank you, Abby. I am honored to have been chosen as offering the "Best Answer". Thanks for bringing about this important public discussion.
Well, thank you for providing a well educated answer, Paul. I appreciate your participation in my discussion. ;)
Out of curiosity you do realize the term "natural food" makes no sense. Define "natural". When you cook something is that "natural"? You're altering its molecular substructures.
I completely agree, Beth. I love my country, but I swear that government and politics cares more about the $$$ than its own people. It's truly sad. Thank you for commenting.
Excellent article, Sue! People always wonder why cancer/tumors have been on the rise over the last few decades in ecstatic increases. Autism and other psychological issues are also on the rise. Science has shown that gluten and wheat are culprits.
That irks me more than anything, Kathryn - our government not even requiring the labeling of GMs. It is becoming harder to find foods that are healthy.
The garden has been on my mind a lot lately, Iburmaster. I've been trying to cut back on my daily schedule so I have more time for things like that. Now to research it! LOL.
I live in Europe where the same problem looms. People here are starting to grow their own food, or join local non-profit growing co-ops. The only way to stop GMO is to boycott it. Just don't eat the stuff - Let us all go on a GMO strike! :)
So true, Sue! We do need to boycott... something I preach to my local and online groups all the time. I just wonder how many of them actually stop buying the GMO products. :/
Thanks for answering, Alex. Yes, GM has been happening for a long time but differently and more naturally than what is happening today with chemicals, pesticides, and other ways. I also wish we could do without, but it seems our government won't...
That's an interesting take, CrescentSkies. Thank you for sharing your views. :-)
Farmers are big businessmen now, for the most part. When businesses make a costly mistake, they usually must pay to correct it. They have made a big mistake venturing into GMO crops, which are no more productive and cost more to produce. Let them pay
Paul from what I've read and calculated, GMO crops cost farmers less in the long run than so called "organic" farming methods (which are actually far more dangerous because it can let many pests and natural poisons into the produce).
The experiments you and your father shared are neat, Borsia, but I believe they are much different than what Monsanto and the like are doing with our crops. There is a TON of studies showing GMO crops are causing cancers and diseases... not all hype.