What is GE?
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Long-Term Safety is Unknown
Genetic engineering changes the most subtle, yet most powerful level of the crops that are our food supply. With GE foods on the market we are eating genes from animals, plants, and other organisms that previously were not part of the human food supply. Because sufficient long-term testing has not been done, the safety of these foods is unknown.
As mentioned earlier, genetic engineering can cause unexpected mutations in an organism. This can create new and higher levels of toxins in foods, which doctors will not know how to defend against.
Genetic engineering can also lead to unforeseen and unknown food allergies. Without testing, there is no way to know how severe the reaction may be.
Less Nutritional Value
GE foods may mislead consumers with un-natural freshness. GE tomatoes are now being engineered to have a longer shelf life. Even if these crops are said to be fresh, the nutrition can't be nearly the same after 6 weeks on a supermarket shelf.
Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
In the process of genetic engineering uses antibiotic-resistance genes to mark genetically engineered crops. This means that the crops contain genes which provide resistance to antibiotics. Any bacteria which picks up these genes will be hard to stop.
Problems Cannot Be Traced
Because GE foods are not required to be labeled, health agencies will have no way to trace problems of any kind back to their source. This may be just a safety net for the GE industry, but regardless, the potential for tragedy is unthinkable.
Side Effects can Kill
37 people died, 1500 were partially paralyzed, and 5000 more were temporarily disabled by a syndrome that was finally linked to tryptophan made by genetically engineered bacteria. Who knows what will happen next?
To Much Junk
Although scientists are beginning to understand the functioning of DNA, most is still unknown. 97% of human DNA is called "junk" because scientists have no idea what it's purpose is. Yet the biotech companies have already planted millions of acres with genetically engineered crops, and they intend to engineer every crop in the world.
For more on world domination, see Monsanto: The Future of Our Food.
The problems with GE arise from a lack in understanding of the fundamental workings of life itself. There is so much we do not know, yet companies are trying to feed the world, based on a technology which is far from perfected. Many top scientists from around the world agree.
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