Gmo By Jacob Avelar
Gmo By Jacob Avelar
GMOs can cause allergies :nauseated_face:
CITATION: "GMO foods can present significant allergy risks to people, according to Brown University. Genetic modification often mixes or adds proteins that weren't indigenous to the original plant or animal, causing new allergic reactions in the human body. In some cases, proteins from an organism that you're allergic to may be added to an organism that you weren't originally allergic to, prompting the same allergic reaction experienced from the first organism" (
GMOs could be exposed to possible radiation or chemicals possible side effects.
GMOs with antibiotic properties make medicine less effective.
GMOs can put and end to malnutrition. :meat_on_bone:
CITATION/STATISTIC: "Golden rice is a variety of rice (Oryza sativa) produced through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of rice. It is intended to produce a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under the age of 5 each year" (
STATISTIC: 3.1 million people have died from malnutrition and 0 have died of GMO since 2013.
STATISTIC: it costs 68% more to buy organic food than GMO food.
GMOs can produce a lot more food to address world hunger. :shallow_pan_of_food:
CITATION: "Spend less money producing more food" (
Pros and cons of GMOs
STATISTIC: "Genetically engineering food could help feed the 800 million undernourished people in the world" (
Should the U.S. Support...
Africa suffers from starvation, but GMO maize(corn) can be drought resistant and salt(salient) tolerant, thus increasing 1.5 times the productivity of growth.
Less bug control chemicals(pesticides) are used
GMO foods should not be eaten because they can cause severe allergies.
GMO soybeans in Gerber's baby food has caused 41% of the consumers to have an allergic reaction.
Counterclaim: GMOs may cause allergies, but over 3.1 million people died of VAD but nobody died of eating GMOs.
Counter-counterclaim: Nobody died, but babies still got extremely sick from the GMO soy.
GMO foods need to be eaten more often because they ave more nutritional value.
Over 3.1 million children have died of vitamin A deficiency since 2013, and Golden rice is a GMO specifically made to contain more vitamin A.