Around 85% of corn in America is genetically modified. Corn suppliers often times modify corn and soy in order to make them resistant to herbicide glyphosate.

The FDA said that there is no variety between the kernels of genetically modified corn and traditional corn, but a group of French scientists found liver and kidney damage in rats that were fed the genetically modified corn.

GMO corn is usually crossed with a bacteria called Bacillus thuringiensis.

Calgene's Favr Savr had the first GMO tomato, so he was the person that thought of genetically modifying food to make them better.

People genetically modify foods to make them more "agriculturally desirable", which makes more people want their product, which makes them more money. Farmers are also able to produce more of the GMO crops than organic.

  • Pros of GMOs:
  • Improves quality of food
  • Can be healthier
  • Helps keep a regular food supply
  • Cons of GMOs
  • We don't know the long term affect of GMOs on the body.
  • Some people consider it unnatural/ against their religion.
  • If you sell GMO products, there is a chance that people will protest.

I believe that GMOs can be useful, especially if they help the world maintain a steady food supply. However, food suppliers should be required to label if their product is GMO or not.


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