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What do you think about the United States allowing foods to be genetically modified?


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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    Abby Campbell 4 years ago

    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.


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    Abby Campbell 4 years ago

    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.

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    Abby Campbell 4 years ago

    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.

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    Abby Campbell 4 years ago

    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.

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    Abby Campbell 4 years ago

    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.

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    Juliette Kando (Sue Adams) 4 years ago

    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! :)


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    Abby Campbell 4 years ago

    That's an interesting take, CrescentSkies. Thank you for sharing your views. :-)


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    Abby Campbell 4 years ago

    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...

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    Abby Campbell 4 years ago

    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.