Genetically Modified food has been around in the store for years now. We may not know it, but one point is often left out.Is Genetically Modified food safe to eat?
What would’ve your favourite food looked like if it wasn’t Genetically Modified? As we are used to the food we see in the market this days, we don’t realise that it has been modified over Millennia; the taste, appearance and size has changed. Over the years farmers were finding to improve the quality and quantity of the produced food, and now that they have the option to play around with the genes and produce which I call “Un-natural” food.
Do we know what Genetically Modified food is? Let me tell you. Genetically modified foods are the products of alterations, which wouldn’t occur naturally but are controlled by men. This modification is made in need to make the better yield but should we control the nature?
The good side of the Genetically Modified food is that they have wide range of potential benefits.
Some of the benefits of Genetically Modified foods are:
As there are positive benefits of genetically modified food, there are also series of negative health impacts.
Some of the Heath Risk:
There are many reasons why GMO food could be a better option; but there are also some studies that show that it is harmful to our health. Which side should we support? According to Monsanto’s spokesperson, Christi Dixon “In thousands of independent studies since the 1980’s, not one health issue has ever been identified,” and also Pamela Ronald, a University of California at Davis professor, wrote for Scientific American in 2011 that “There is broad scientiﬁc consensus that genetically engineered crops currently on the market are safe to eat,”. We might not have enough evidence to prove if it’s good or bad for us, but we can all read the food labels to avoid consuming GMOs.
The big question: “Are GMOs safe? How do we know its GMOs food?”
I’ll talk about GMOs labelling in my next blog.